Sighting

Amy Akers 16 Jan 2017

Swordgrass Brown Butterfly (Tisiphone abeona)

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Sighted 30 Dec 2016
1000 Ballarto Rd, Cranbourne VIC 3977, Australia

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Identifications

  • Amy Akers 16 January 2017
    Tisiphone abeona
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    Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Insecta: Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae: Tisiphone: abeona
    Common Names: Butterfly, Nymphalids, Varied Sword-grass Brown
    Amy Akers says

    Brown wings with broad yellow stripe diagonally across each forewing. Each forewing has one large and one small eyespot (blue in middle of each eyespot). Each hind wing has one eyespot each (red outside, black, then blue in middle).

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  • Orson Nutt 16 January 2017
    Tisiphone abeona albifascia
    (species)
    Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Insecta: Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae: Tisiphone: abeona albifascia
    Common Names: Butterfly, Nymphalids, Varied Sword-grass Brown
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Notes

  • Amy Akers 16 January 2017
    Physical Description

    Approx. 20mm long, yellow and black legs, black and white striped abdomen, hairs on forelegs, black antennae, blue-yellow eyes, hairy head and thorax.

    Amy Akers says

    Observed on Gahnia sp.

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  • Amy Akers 16 January 2017
    Physical Description

    Brown wings with broad yellow stripe diagonally across each forewing. Each forewing has one large and one small eyespot (blue in middle of each eyespot). Each hind wing has one eyespot each (red outside, black, then blue in middle).

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