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Junonia villida The Meadow Argus is a lovely little butterfly found in all areas of Australia. A fast flyer, settling frequently to rest and enjoy the sunshine. <br />
The wings are opened and closed frequently to flash the eye-spots - this is thought to frighten potential predators such as birds. <br />
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Junonia villida

The Meadow Argus is a lovely little butterfly found in all areas of Australia. A fast flyer, settling frequently to rest and enjoy the sunshine.
The wings are opened and closed frequently to flash the eye-spots - this is thought to frighten potential predators such as birds.
Wingspan 40mm

    comments (5)

  1. A beautiful summer shot! Posted 8 months ago
    1. Thank you Christine. Although the dry and heat brings out the insects and spiders which I love seeing, I do wish we could have at least a week of non stop rain. We are parched down here! Posted 8 months ago
      1. I hope you get some rain! Posted 8 months ago
  2. Superb butterfly, beautiful details. Posted 8 months ago
    1. Thank you Anne, so glad you enjoyed. Posted 8 months ago

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The Meadow Argus is a butterfly in the family Nymphalidae, commonly found in Australia. It is also known as Albin's Hampstead Eye in the United Kingdom, where it has occurred only as an accidental import.

Similar species: Moths And Butterflies
Species identified by Ruth Spigelman
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By Ruth Spigelman

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Uploaded Jan 7, 2019. Captured Feb 15, 2018 12:31 in Gibbs Brothers Park, 26 Rowan Cres, Merewether NSW 2291, Australia.
  • Canon EOS 60D
  • f/9.0
  • 1/256s
  • ISO100
  • 42mm