Shouldered Brown

Heteronympha penelope Waterhouse, 1937

Shouldered Brown butterflies are present from mid-summer to autumn. Their caterpillars feed at night on a range of soft grasses. Above: black with orange markings and a white-centred black eyespot on each wing. Below: similar to above, but forewing more extensive bands on inner margin of two eyespots

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What habitats does Heteronympha penelope live in?

Forested mountains and their surrounding hills

What is the distribution of Heteronympha penelope?

South-eastern mainland Australia and Tasmania

How big does Heteronympha penelope grow?

Wingspan up to 6 cm

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