Photography by R. Fisher
Male upperside (Adelaide Hills)
silvery-grey areas on wings are sex brands.
Male underside (Adelaide Hills)
Female upperside (Lower Southeast)
Females, purple and yellow underside forms (Lower Southeast)
Hostplant Themeda triandra (Kangaroo Grass)
Egg batch laid on the leaf underside of green grass
Photography by L. Hunt
Closeup of eggs
First instar larvae immediately after emerging from eggs,
and showing knobs at the tips of the hairs.
Late first instar larvae
Third instar larva
Fifth and final instar larva
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