Breeding season on the Dorrigo Plateau: Thought to be September to April
Status at Claire Cottage: Initially uncommon, becoming increasingly common with 3 or 4 often in the garden together.
Flight habit: Throughout the day but more active early morning and late afternoon.
Habitat: East Coast often near Rainforest - subtropical, warm temperate & littoral and suburban gardens.
Items of Interest: An infrequent visitor to our garden but a butterfly we trust will increase in numbers here at Claire Cottage as our recently planted young rainforest trees gradually mature and help return our kikuyu paddocks back towards their natural rainforest habitat.
Bronze Flat larvae when young cut out a piece of leaf and fold it back to form a shelter on the leaf surface. More mature larvae shelter in rolled dead leaves. They stay in these shelters during the day and come out to feed at night.
The Bronze Flat can be confused with the Common Red-eye but lacks the red eyes. It rests with its wings open providing opportunity to check its white markings which differ from those of the Common Red-eye.