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Meadow argus

Junonia villida calybe
Photo by David Cook

Very rare visitor and often confused with the Australian painted lady as they are both medium-sized butterflies that look orange during flight. The meadow argus, however, might be seen gliding with its wings flat (whereas the painted lady uses continuous wing beats).

Biostatus
Rare migrant.
Adult/Imago
Brownish wings with distinct black and blue eyespots and white and orange markings on the wing edge.
Wingspan
400-430 mm

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