Klug's Xenica

Geitoneura klugii (Guérin-Méneville, 1830)

Marbled Xenica butterflies are present from late spring to autumn. Their caterpillars feed during winter and early spring on grasses, including Slender Tussock Grass and Kangaroo Grass.

Above: black with brown-orange markings and a white-centred black eyespot on the forewing; hindwing orange with black fringe, black central spot and small eyespot. Below: forewing as above, hindwing variable from grey to brown with darker markings.

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What habitats does Geitoneura klugii live in?

Range of habitats including coastal, forested hills, and inland, drier regions

What is the distribution of Geitoneura klugii?

Southern mainland Australia and Tasmania.

How big does Geitoneura klugii grow?

Wingspan up to 4 cm

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