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  Meadow Argus (Junonia villida)





Meadow Argus | Junonia villida photo
Meadow Argus butterfly, Buderim, Sunshine Coast, Queensland.

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MEADOW ARGUS FACTS

Identification
The Meadow Argus is a brown butterfly with two prominent orange and black eye spots on each wing. They are usually seen within 1m of the ground, and are often seen at rest on the ground with wings open. In the tropics there is a paler dry-season colour variation.

Size
wingspan: male 40mm, female 43mm

Habitat
many habitats including woodland, grassland, and drier interior . Also suburban gardens

Food
wide range of food plants. Often Plantago in south east Australia. Also Veronica, Verbena, Goodenia and many others

Range
widespread across Australia



Classification
Class:Insecta
Order:Lepidoptera
Family:Nymphalidae
Genus:Junonia
Species:villida
Common Name:Meadow Argus

Relatives in same Genus
  Chocolate Argus (J. hedonia)