The Common Brown butterfly (Heteronympha Merope) is a beautiful butterfly in the Nymphalidae family. They are found in south-eastern Queensland, New South Wals, Victoria, and Tasmania. They have a wingspan of about 2.4 inches for males and about 2.8 inches for females. The Common Brown butterfly lives in urban areas, forests, and woodlands.
These beautiful butterflies are more active in spring and summer when there’s sunshine and plenty of flowers. They usually mate in October or November, and the males die shortly after that. The females lay their eggs directly onto several introduced and native grass species to ensure the larvae have a good food supply.