Foreign Wanderer
Female, underwings
Adelaide Hills
Klug's Xenica
Female, Wings, under
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

General Species Information:
Found in the Adelaide Hills and possibly elsewhere
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.

Similar Species: Black-rimmed Brown

Copyright © 2016- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 23-Dec-2016
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.