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.
Standard Common Name
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.