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Common brown ringlet - Hypocysta metirius  Australia,Geotagged,Hypocysta metirius,Winter Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Common brown ringlet - Hypocysta metirius

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  1. I can imagine from afar these are mistaken by big eyes and that this deters predators! Posted 12 days ago

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''Hypocysta metirius'', the common brown ringlet, is a species of butterfly of the family Nymphalidae. It is found along the east coast of Australia, including Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria.

The wingspan is about 30 mm. Adults are brown, with an orange patch on each hindwing ending in an eyespot. The underside of the wings is brown with two eyespots on the hindwings.

The larvae feed on ''Gahnia clarkei'', ''Eriachne pallescens'', ''Alexfloydia repens'', ''Cynodon.. more

Similar species: Moths And Butterflies
Species identified by Ernst
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Uploaded Sep 6, 2019. Captured Sep 2, 2019 14:38 in 6 Roma Rd, Valentine NSW 2280, Australia.
  • Canon EOS 650D
  • f/5.6
  • 1/166s
  • ISO400
  • 135mm