Netrocoryne repanda Click to enlarge image
Bronze Flat, Netrocoryne repanda Image: Andrew Donnelly
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Fast Facts

  • Classification
    Species
    repanda
    Genus
    Netrocoryne
    Subfamily
    Pyrginae
    Family
    Hesperiidae
    Super Family
    Hesperioidea
    Order
    Lepidoptera
    Class
    Insecta
    Subphylum
    Uniramia
    Phylum
    Arthopoda
    Kingdom
    Animalia
  • Size Range
    5 cm

Introduction

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

Habitat

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

Distribution



Seasonality

September to February

Feeding and diet

Larvae probably feed on lichen

Further reading

The majority of images of Lithosiinae presented on these pages were taken from specimens housed in the Australian National Insect Collection (ANIC) (CSIRO, Canberra). I would like to thank the staff and researchers at ANIC for their generous assistance in providing me access to this collection, and I acknowledge the depth of effort and the investment of staff time that has gone into building and curating this splendid resource. In particular, I would like to thank Ted Edwards and Marianne Horak for their assistance.


Scott Sisters Drawing
Watercolour drawing prepared for Alexander Scott’s publication ‘Australian Lepidoptera and their Transformations’ c.1851 The Bronze Flat Butterfly, Netrocoryne repanda, appears in the top left. Image: James King
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