(previously known as Xenica minyas)
SATYRINAE, NYMPHALIDAE, PAPILIONOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Ken Harris, Western Australia)
The Caterpillar of this species is green with a rounded head. It feeds on various grasses ( POACEAE ), including the introduced:
The adults of this species are orange with brown veins and markings. They have an eyespot on each forewing, and a vestigial eyespot on each hindwing. Their wingspan is about 3.5 cms. They look like to a pale form of Geitoneura klugii.
The species has been found in
It has been suggested that it is present as two subspecies :
Further reading :
Michael F. Braby,
Butterflies of Australia,
CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne 2000, vol. 2, pp. 506-507.
Gustavus Athol Waterhouse & George Lyell,
The Butterflies of Australia,
Angus & Robertson, 1914, Sydney, p. 45, No. 47, and also Plate 40, figs. 819, 820.
(updated 20 March 2004, 6 December 2013, 16 March 2015, 12 March 2016)