Meadow Argus butterfly, Buderim, Sunshine Coast, Queensland.
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MEADOW ARGUS FACTS
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.
wingspan: male 40mm, female 43mm
many habitats including woodland, grassland, and drier interior . Also suburban gardens
wide range of food plants. Often Plantago in south east Australia. Also Veronica, Verbena, Goodenia and many others
widespread across Australia
|Common Name:||Meadow Argus|
Relatives in same Genus
Chocolate Argus (J. hedonia)