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Western Brown Butterfly (Heteronympha merope) About 55mm length.<br />
Found in Gilmour Park, Victoria Australia,Common Brown,Geotagged,Heteronympha merope,Spring Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

Western Brown Butterfly (Heteronympha merope)

About 55mm length.
Found in Gilmour Park, Victoria

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  1. What an underwhelming name for such a beauty! Posted 3 years ago
  2. It looks almost as if you've painted it from imagination. So gorgeous. Posted 3 years ago

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The Common Brown is a species of butterfly of the Nymphalidae family, endemic to the southern half of Australia. The wingspan is about 60 millimetres for males and 70 mm for females.

The larvae feed on Poaceae species, including ''Brachypodium distachyon'', ''Cynodon dactylon'', ''Ehrharta erecta'', ''Poa poiformis'', ''Microlaena stipoides'', ''Poa tenera'' and ''Themeda triandra''. The common brown butterfly is emerging ten days earlier than it did 65 years ago due to the effects of.. more

Similar species: Moths And Butterflies
Species identified by Mark Ridgway
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By Mark Ridgway

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Uploaded May 12, 2016. Captured Nov 25, 2014 00:55 in 79-81 Ferndale Rd, Upper Ferntree Gully VIC 3156, Australia.
  • DSC-HX30V
  • f/4.0
  • 1/320s
  • ISO100
  • 9.69mm