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Common Brown Butterfly

The male and female butterflies look vastly different. The females are bigger and have large black and white markings on the front wings.

Butterflies Urban Pollinators

Noongar Names: Bindi Bindi, Barn Barn (Butterfly)

Scientific Name: Heteronympha merope

Conservation Status: Least Concern

Threats: Habitat loss

Will they visit?: Common Brown Butterflies frequently visit home gardens

Natural Distribution: Common and widespread throughout the South West and Perth region

Habitat at a Glance

See Habitat Guide for more detail

Shelter: Sunny positions around the garden, grasses for aestivation

Diet: Adults feed on nectar, caterpillars feed on grasses

Water: Not required

ReWild Benefit: Pollinator

ReWild Benefits

Common Brown Butterflies are pollinators and help connect biodiversity across the landscape. If you see them around your garden, you can record your sighting on Atlas of Living Australia!

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