The Common Brown Butterfly is dark brown and orange brown. The female butterflies are larger with bolder markings. The outer half of the female's forewings are brown with orange blotches and a single small eyespot near apex. The male has duller forewings with single eyespot. Upper side of hindwings in both male and female is orange-brown with small eyespot and narrow darker brown border.
Length: 56mm - 64mm
wide range of habitats including grassy woodland, open forest, forested slopes of ranges, river banks, suburban gardens
larvae feeds on plants such as Microlaena, Poa and Themeda species
south east Queensland, eastern half of New South Wales, Victoria and southeast corner of South Australia. There is a separate subspecies in Tasmania, and another in south west corner of Western Australia
|Common Name:||Common Brown Butterfly|
Relatives in same Genus
Bank's Brown Butterfly (H. banksii)