Ringed Xenica
Geitoneura acantha

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 the research-quality website now managed by BCSA, (here)

Key Facts

Size (Male):39mm
Size (Female):44mm
Mature Larva Length:29mm
Months of Flight:jan, feb, mar, nov, dec
Alternate Names:Southern Ringed Xenica
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