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  Lurcher Butterfly (Yoma sabina)





Lurcher Butterfly | Yoma sabina photo
Australian Lurcher Butterfly

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Lurcher Butterfly | Yoma sabina photo
Male. Coffs Harbour Butterfly House

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LURCHER BUTTERFLY FACTS

Identification
The Lurcher butterfly is dark brown above with broad orange band across both pairs of wings. The underside pattern is pale brown or brownish grey with a less distinct band. Female butterflies are slightly larger than males.

Other Names
Australian Lurcher

Size
wingspan 67mm to 69mm

Habitat
lowland rainforest and vine thicket, often near creeks or moist areas

Food
food plants are small herbaceous rainforest plants Dipteracathus, Ruellia

Range
eastern coastal areas of Cape York peninsula in northern Queensland



Classification
Class:Insecta
Order:Lepidoptera
Family:Nymphalidae
Genus:Yoma
Species:sabina
Common Name:Lurcher Butterfly