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A new sighting for the wildlife refuge. “The adult butterflies have buff coloured wings with wide black edges containing buff spots. The hindwings also have two eyespots, one red and one blue. The underside is similar with narrower and paler black markings. With a wingspan of about 10cm”. First described by Linnaeus in 1758. Images are of the Australian subspecies (sthenelus).

I.D. and reference courtesy of Don Herbison-Evans.

Further reading; http:/lepidoptera.butterflyhouse.com.au/papi/demol.html.

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