Heteronympha merope

Common Brown Butterfly at Mount Taylor NR (MTN)

Heteronympha merope at Mount Taylor NR (MTN) - 5 Dec 2023
Heteronympha merope at Mount Taylor NR (MTN) - 5 Dec 2023
Heteronympha merope at Mount Taylor NR (MTN) - 5 Dec 2023
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Identification history

Heteronympha merope 5 Dec 2023 owenh
Charaxes sempronius 5 Dec 2023 CarbonAI
Heteronympha merope 5 Dec 2023 MichaelMulvaney

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Butterfly seen to fleetingly land on flower

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owenh wrote:
   5 Dec 2023
Did you mean Allocasuarina verticillata Michael?
   5 Dec 2023
No I was able to photograph it on teh allocasuarina but recorded as a pollinator because it briefly landed on a clump of Cassinia longifolia - thanks for the ID

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Nearby sightings

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Tephritidae sp. (family) (Unidentified Fruit or Seed fly) at Kambah, ACT - 19 Jan 2024 by MichaelMulvaney
Mordellidae (family) (Unidentified pintail or tumbling flower beetle) at Kambah, ACT - 19 Jan 2024 by MichaelMulvaney
Apiformes (informal group) (Unidentified bee) at Mount Taylor NR (MTN) - 19 Jan 2024 by MichaelMulvaney
Psilota sp. (genus) (Hover fly) at Mount Taylor NR (MTN) - 19 Jan 2024 by MichaelMulvaney
Nemophora (genus) (A Fairy Moth) at Mount Taylor NR (MTN) - 19 Jan 2024 by MichaelMulvaney
Apiformes (informal group) (Unidentified bee) at Mount Taylor NR (MTN) - 19 Jan 2024 by MichaelMulvaney
Apis mellifera (European honey bee) at Kambah, ACT - 19 Jan 2024 by MichaelMulvaney
Calliphora sp. (genus) (Unidentified blowfly) at Kambah, ACT - 19 Jan 2024 by MichaelMulvaney
Lucilia sp. (genus) (A blowfly) at Kambah, ACT - 19 Jan 2024 by MichaelMulvaney
Apiformes (informal group) (Unidentified bee) at Mount Taylor NR (MTN) - 19 Jan 2024 by MichaelMulvaney
Mordellidae (family) (Unidentified pintail or tumbling flower beetle) at Kambah, ACT - 7 Jan 2024 by MichaelMulvaney
Eurys sp. (genus) (Eurys sawfly) at Kambah, ACT - 7 Jan 2024 by MichaelMulvaney
Lycidae sp. (family) (Net-winged beetle) at Kambah, ACT - 7 Jan 2024 by MichaelMulvaney
Odontomyia hunteri (Soldier fly) at Kambah, ACT - 7 Jan 2024 by MichaelMulvaney
Nemophora (genus) (A Fairy Moth) at Mount Taylor NR (MTN) - 7 Jan 2024 by MichaelMulvaney
Apis mellifera (European honey bee) at Kambah, ACT - 7 Jan 2024 by MichaelMulvaney
Mordellidae (family) (Unidentified pintail or tumbling flower beetle) at Kambah, ACT - 7 Jan 2024 by MichaelMulvaney
Olethreutinae (subfamily) (Unidentified leaf roller) at Mount Taylor NR (MTN) - 7 Jan 2024 by MichaelMulvaney
Mordellidae (family) (Unidentified pintail or tumbling flower beetle) at Kambah, ACT - 7 Jan 2024 by MichaelMulvaney
Heteronympha merope (Common Brown Butterfly) at Mount Taylor NR (MTN) - 7 Jan 2024 by MichaelMulvaney
Syllitus sp. (genus) (Syllitus longhorn beetle) at Kambah, ACT - 7 Jan 2024 by MichaelMulvaney
Lasioglossum (Chilalictus) sp. (genus & subgenus) (Halictid bee) at Mount Taylor NR (MTN) - 21 Dec 2023 by MichaelMulvaney
Lasioglossum (Chilalictus) sp. (genus & subgenus) (Halictid bee) at Mount Taylor NR (MTN) - 21 Dec 2023 by MichaelMulvaney
Heteronympha merope (Common Brown Butterfly) at Mount Taylor NR (MTN) - 21 Dec 2023 by MichaelMulvaney
Apis mellifera (European honey bee) at Tuggeranong, ACT - 21 Dec 2023 by MichaelMulvaney
Neorrhina punctata (Spotted flower chafer) at Tuggeranong, ACT - 21 Dec 2023 by MichaelMulvaney
Orthodera ministralis (Green Mantid) at Tuggeranong, ACT - 21 Dec 2023 by MichaelMulvaney
Mordella dumbrelli (Dumbrell's Pintail Beetle) at Mount Taylor NR (MTN) - 21 Dec 2023 by MichaelMulvaney
Gminatus australis (Orange assassin bug) at Tuggeranong, ACT - 21 Dec 2023 by MichaelMulvaney
Lepidoptera unclassified IMMATURE moth at Mount Taylor NR (MTN) - 21 Dec 2023 by MichaelMulvaney
Miridae (family) (Unidentified plant bug) at Tuggeranong, ACT - 5 Dec 2023 by MichaelMulvaney
Chlorodectes sp. (genus) (A shield back katydid) at Mount Taylor NR (MTN) - 5 Dec 2023 by MichaelMulvaney
Mordellidae (family) (Unidentified pintail or tumbling flower beetle) at Tuggeranong, ACT - 4 Dec 2023 by MichaelMulvaney
Mordella limbata (A pintail beetle) at Tuggeranong, ACT - 4 Dec 2023 by MichaelMulvaney
Mordellidae (family) (Unidentified pintail or tumbling flower beetle) at Mount Taylor NR (MTN) - 4 Dec 2023 by MichaelMulvaney
Orthodera ministralis (Green Mantid) at Tuggeranong, ACT - 4 Dec 2023 by MichaelMulvaney
Syllitus microps (Longicorn or Longhorn beetle) at Mount Taylor NR (MTN) - 4 Dec 2023 by MichaelMulvaney
Dasytinae (subfamily) (Soft-winged flower beetle) at Tuggeranong, ACT - 4 Dec 2023 by MichaelMulvaney
Conocephalus semivittatus (Meadow katydid) at Mount Taylor NR (MTN) - 4 Dec 2023 by MichaelMulvaney
Atrapsalta furcilla (Southern Mountain Squeaker) at Kambah, ACT - 20 Nov 2020 by Marthijn
Hibbertia calycina (Lesser Guinea-flower) at Kambah, ACT - 17 Jun 2020 by Mike
Brachyloma daphnoides (Daphne Heath) at Kambah, ACT - 17 Jun 2020 by Mike
Lauxaniidae (family) (Unidentified lauxaniid fly) at Tuggeranong, ACT - 14 Mar 2007 by MichaelMulvaney
Chrysomelidae sp. (family) (Unidentified Leaf Beetle) at Mount Taylor NR (MTN) - 11 Mar 2007 by MichaelMulvaney
Diptera (order) (Fly - Unidentified) at Tuggeranong, ACT - 11 Mar 2007 by MichaelMulvaney
Heteronympha merope (Common Brown Butterfly) at Mount Taylor NR (MTN) - 11 Mar 2007 by MichaelMulvaney

Location information

Sighting information

  • 16 - 100 Abundance
  • 5 Dec 2023 10:33 AM Recorded on
  • MichaelMulvaney Recorded by

Additional information

  • Cassinia longifolia Associated plant
  • 25mm to 50mm Animal size
  • Resting Insect behaviour on flower

Species information

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