Female, underwings
Adelaide Hills
Klug's Xenica
Male, Wings, upper
Klug's Xenica (Geitoneura klugii)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Butterflies & Moths (Lepidoptera)
Family: Brown Butterfly (Papilionoidea: Nymphalidae)
Species: Klug's Xenica (Geitoneura klugii)
This Photo:     Female, Wings, upper
Other name: Marbled Xenica
Similar Species: Black-rimmed Brown

General Species Information:
Found in the Adelaide Hills
While generally females are paler (particularly the dark patch under the forewing), this is not a reliable diagnostic feature. However, the males have an additional band on their upper forewings which is absent in females. This "sex band" can appear silver in the right lighting conditions.

Copyright © 2016- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 23-Dec-2016
This species is an Australian Native Species