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Butterflies of Australia
Bank's Brown
Heteronympha banksii  LEACH, 1814
Family - NYMPHALIDAE
subfamily - SATYRINAE
Tribe -
Heteronympha banksii  Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia David Fischer
Introduction
The genus Heteronympha comprises of 7 species, all of which are endemic to Australia.
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Habitats
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Lifecycle
The eggs are ovoid, shiny, and cream in colour. The female does not settle to glue her eggs onto anything. Instead she drops them at random as she flies over grasses. She usually chooses areas close to trees, bushes or fences, presumably because these areas tend to escape the attention of grazing animals that would inadvertently devour the resulting larvae.
The larva lacks head horns. It can be either green or brown, with dark dorsal and lateral markings. It feeds at dusk and during the early evening on a range of grasses ( Poaceae ).
The pupa is formed loose on the surface of the ground, often at the base of trees or bushes.
Adult behaviour

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