Tuesday, 19 January 2010

Buffalo butterfly

In one area on top of Mt Buffalo I found Two-brand Grass-skippers Anisynta dominula. Braby says 'adults fly close to the ground in open sunny areas, preferring moist, sheltered, gently sloping grassy gullies and slopes; they frequently feed from flowers of daisies', and that's exactly where they were. The top two photos are of a female, and the bottom one is a male. Braby also says they appear from mid-February in Victoria so maybe they're flying early because of climate change.

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