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  Bank's Brown Butterfly (Heteronympha banksii)





Bank's Brown Butterfly | Heteronympha banksii photo
Bank's Brown (Heteronympha banksii)

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INSECT FACTS

Identification
Bank's Brown Butterfly has a single bold eyespot on upper surface of hindwing and a less distinct single eyespot on the underside of the hindwing. Male and female butterflies are similar size and have similar markings.

Size
Length 48cm

Habitat
open forest, rainforest, forested slopes on the ranges

Food
larvae feeds on various species of grasses

Range
south east Queensland, eastern New South Wales and eastern half of Victoria.



Classification
Class:Insecta
Order:Lepidoptera
Family:Nymphalidae
Genus:Heteronympha
Species:banksii
Common Name:Bank's Brown Butterfly

Relatives in same Genus
  Common Brown Butterfly (H. merope)