SOUTH AUSTRALIAN BUTTERFLIES

Argynnina cyrila Waterhouse and Lyell   (Forest Xenica)

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Newly laid eggs of the Forest Xenica.

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Eggs after five days.

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Eggs after eight days, about to hatch.  Black larva head is at top of egg with mouth clearly visible.

Photography by R. Grund