Microlaena stipoides var. stipoides
An increasingly rare butterfly, it prefers pristine damp grassy gullies along the South Mt.Lofty Ranges. Caterpillars feed on native and introduced grasses.
This will help in distinguishing different types of Xenica butterflies
You can learn a lot more about this butterfly on this research-quality website (now managed by the BCSA)
|Mature Larva Length:||29mm|
|Months of Flight:||jan, feb, mar, nov, dec|
|Alternate Names:||Southern Ringed Xenica|
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