Evening Brown Melanitis leda Wingspan: 60 mm - 63 mm
Sighted: December to April
Larval Food Plants: Native grasses Chrysopogon, Heteropogon, Imperata, Leersia, Ophiuros, Themeda and several introduced grasses
Wet season form Evening Brown resting on leaf litter
It is very difficult to get a photo of this butterfly with its wings open. As soon as it lands it closes them to blend in with the ground litter. If you don't keep your eyes on where it has landed they are almost impossible to find.
The first one we saw here was attracted at night to a light on the verandah.
They are seen flying morning and late afternoon, preferring shady areas under trees.
Dry season form Evening Brown showing a little of the orange and brown upper wing (Bellingen Is.)
Themeda triandra (North Haven NSW)
Last annual autumn sighting - Dorrigo Plateau: 15/04/18 - 08.50am (Dry Season Form)
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