This is the first of these butterflies that I have seen or should I say that I have seen close enough to be able to identify. It has two distinct seasonal forms and this is the winter form, although there is considerable variation in both forms (source Butterflies of Australia I.F.B Common and D.F.Waterhouse)
|Last rays of sun shining through the wings|
Our property has quite a good supply of one of the larva's food sources,blady grass Imperata cylindrica, so I hope to be able to see more of these butterflies and with luck get a photo with the wings opened.
|With the light on the wings|