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  Ringed Xenica (Geitoneura acantha)





Ringed Xenica | Geitoneura acantha photo
Ringed Xenica (Geitoneura acantha) Lamington NP, SE Queeensland

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RINGED XENICA FACTS

Identification
The Ringed Xenica is an orange and brown butterfly with distinctive eyespots. The forewings have a single eyespot above and below the wing. The hindwings have a single eyespot above and two spots on the underside.

Size
Length: 39mm - 42mm

Habitat
sheltered slopes and shady gullies in open forest, woodland

Food
larvae feeds on plants such as Joycea, Poa and Themeda species

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



Classification
Class:Insecta
Order:Lepidoptera
Family:Nymphalidae
Genus:Geitoneura
Species:acantha
Common Name:Ringed Xenica

Relatives in same Genus
  Marbled Xenica (G. klugii)