A common butterfly, found all over Australia, it has a wide range of food plants - even more than listed. It is a fast flyer and settles frequently, most often on the ground.
In September 2007 and October 2008 warm westerly winds brought good migrating numbers of this butterfly to our property.
Obligingly for the photographer it sits with its wings open. Flashing its eye spots is said to frighten birds It is the eye spots that help tell it apart from the Painted Lady. Interesting Facts: At 20.30 (08.30pm) on 08/02/19 a Meadow Argus was attracted to our moth light. This is the first and only time this species has been attracted to visit our moth light after dark. A brief thunder storm was winding down with the rain having reduced to a short period of large drops falling.