SOUTH AUSTRALIAN BUTTERFLIES

Geitoneura acantha ocrea (Guest)  (Ringed Xenica)

First instar larva.
Larva on left is newly emerged from egg. Larva on right has eaten green grass

Late first instar larva showing small knobs at the ends of the hairs

Second instar larva

Third instar larva

Fourth instar larva

Fifth instar larva, green colour form

Fifth instar larva, brown colour form


Photography by R. Grund