Animal Species:Bronze Flat Butterfly

The Bronze Flat rests with its wings flat, which is unusual as most butterflies rest with their wings held vertically.

Bronze Flat Netrocoryne repanda

Andrew Donnelly © Australian Museum

Standard Common Name

Bronze Flat

Alternative Name/s

Eastern Flat

Size range

5 cm

Habitat

The Bronze Flat lives in urban areas, forests and woodlands.

Feeding and Diet

The Bronze Flat feeds on a variety of plants and its larvae are known to feed on at least 20 native plant species.

Other behaviours and adaptations

The caterpillars of the Bronze Flat protect themselves by hiding inside leaves. They cut a circular 'lid' from a leaf, attach it to the rest of the leaf with a 'hinge', and hide inside. When they pupate, they make a simpler shelter by rolling up a leaf.

Classification

Species:
repanda
Genus:
Netrocoryne
Subfamily:
Pyrginae
Family:
Hesperiidae
Superfamily:
Hesperioidea
Order:
Lepidoptera
Class:
Insecta
Subphylum:
Uniramia
Phylum:
Arthopoda
Kingdom:
Animalia

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