Common Brown Butterfly, Female, Heteronympha merope. Females are the last to pupate and by summer, outnumber the males.
Common Brown Butterfly, Male, Heteronympha merope. Males are the first to emerge from pupation in spring. Their larvae (caterpillars) feed on Poaceae (grass) family species
Marbled Xenica Butterfly, Male, Geitonera klugii
Cyril's or Forest Brown Butterfly, Female, Argynnina cyrila, Family Nymphalidae, Sub-family Satyrinae. Very similar to Marbled & Ringed Xenica but this has more eyes per wing. Breeds on Poaceae (grasses) possibly Forest Wire Grass
Meadow Argus, Junonia villida, Family Nymphalidae
Ringed Xenica Butterfly, Geitoneura acantha
Monarch Butterfly or Wanderer, Danaus plexippus, Family Nymphalidae. The large larvae feed on milkweed to produce its predator poisons. Arrived naturally in Aus (1st recorded 1856) and are known for their nth-sth American migrations.
Monarch Butterfly Caterpillar, Danaus plexippus, Family Nymphalidae. This caterpillar will undergo 5 moults, adding 2,000 times its mass in 2 weeks before forming into a chrysalis so it can metamorphoseto its butterfly state
Shouldered Brown, Heteronympha penelope penelope in the Nymphalidae family
Varied Sword-grass Brown Butterfly, Tisiphone abeona albifascia, Anterior view. This butterfly featured on a $1 stamp issued by Australia Post in 1981
Bright Copper Butterfly, Paralucia aurifer, Family Lycaenidae, on Sweet Bursaria. Restricted to bushland where its spiny foodplant Bursaria is not cleared, this shy little copper is usually only seen within the vicinity of the host
Barred Skipper, Dispar compacta, female, dorsal view. This butterflies larvae feed nocturnally on monoctyledons, that is grasses,saw-sedges and mat-rushes