Striped Xenica
Oriexenica kershawi kanunda

Known from coastal swamplands in the Lower South East of SA. Caterpillars feed on soft native grasses, Poa and Tetrarrhena. Observed flying from January to April. Wingspan: 34mm.

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):33mm
Size (Female):34mm
Mature Larva Length:mm
Months of Flight:jan, feb, mar
Alternate Names:Kershaw's Brown, Kershaw's Xenica