Common Brown Heteronympha merope Wingspan: 56 mm - 64 mm
Sighted: November to April
Larval Food Plants: Cynodon Dactylon, Microlaena stipoides, Poas and Themeda triandra as well as several introduced grasses.
Common Brown male at Mt. Hyland, near Dundurrabin, NSW seen in the brief moment his wings were open
Common Brown female with damaged wings & a body injury @ Claire Cottage Nov 2017
Like all the Browns the cryptic colouring of this butterfly's undersides make it difficult to see at rest on the forest floor. And like many of the other Browns, the upperside of its wings is orange and brown - easy to see when it is flying.
Recently emerged male Common Brown in our garden
Newly planted Poa labillardieri, Common Tussock Grass
Common Brown female at Mt.Hyland, near Dundurrabin, NSW