Invertebrate Heteronympha merope (Common Brown)

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Scientific Name: Heteronympha merope

Common Name: Common Brown

Other Names: NA

Class: Insecta

Order: Lepidoptera

Family: Nymphalidae

Genus: Heteronympha

Species: H. merope

Subspecies: NA

Distribution: Endemic to southern half of Australia including Tasmania.

Habitat: The larvae feed on Poaceae species.

Field Notes: 60 mm wingspan.
 

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The Common Brown is widespread over the south-east corner of Australia ranging up into south-east Queensland.
The butterfly occurs in a wide variety of habitats but especially grassy woodland and dry eucalypt open forest with a grassy understorey.


The first recorded sighting of the Common Brown Butterfly was at Botany Bay in Sydney during Captain Cook’s first voyage in May 1770
 
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