SOUTH AUSTRALIAN BUTTERFLIES

Heteronympha merope merope (Fabricius)  (Common Brown)

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First instar larvae immediately after emerging from eggs,
and showing knobs at the tips of the hairs

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Late first instar larvae

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Third instar larva

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Fifth and final instar larva

Photography by L. Hunt