This widespread species is common along the Adelaide Hills Face Zone and in the Adelaide suburbs and occurs throughout S and SE Australia. The caterpillars feed on native and introduced grasses.


You can learn a lot more about this butterfly on this research-quality website (now managed by the BCSA)

Key Facts

Size (Male):56mm
Size (Female):64mm
Mature Larva Length:35mm
Months of Flight:jan, feb, mar, apr, may, oct, nov, dec
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