Fast Facts

  • Classification
    Species
    villida calybe
    Genus
    Junonia
    Subfamily
    Nymphalinae
    Family
    Nymphalidae
    Super Family
    Papilionoidea
    Order
    Lepidoptera
    Class
    Insecta
    Subphylum
    Uniramia
    Phylum
    Arthopoda
    Kingdom
    Animalia
  • Size Range
    4 cm - 5 cm

Introduction

The Meadow Argus Butterfly has brown wings with prominent blue eyespots surrounded by brown and orange rings.

Habitat

The Meadow Argus Butterfly lives in urban areas, forests and woodlands.

Distribution

The Meadow Argus Butterfly is found throughout Australia.

Seasonality

The adults of the Meadow Argus Butterfly are seen in Sydney throughout most of the year and migrate north in October or November.

Feeding and diet

Caterpillars of the Meadow Argus Butterfly are black and spiky, and feed on a variety of garden plants, both native and introduced.