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Striped Xenica

Oreixenica kershawi (Miskin, 1876)


Small to medium butterfly 30mm? with dark brown and yellow patterns on all wings; body has 'fur' of green-blue.


Poacea. This one within tall eucalyptus forest.

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ShannaB 10 years ago

Nice one. I agree with Leanne, the blue-green fur is beautiful.

MartinL 10 years ago

You've done well to sneak up on a Kershaw's brown. They are very alert. They are very common at higher altitudes. The more common ringed xenica should be everywhere but I haven't seen them this season.

LeanneGardner 10 years ago

This butterfly is beautiful. I love his blue/green fur.

Mark Ridgway
Spotted by
Mark Ridgway

Victoria, Australia

Spotted on Mar 20, 2012
Submitted on Mar 21, 2012

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