Other Common Names
Dingy Ring

These butterflies are very easily overlooked, as they are inconspicuous. When they land they rarely rest with their wings open, so getting pictures of their uppersides is difficult. I eventually managed it on a cloudy day, when I found a specimen who was desperate to soak up whatever ultraviolet might be around. When flying these butterflies look similar to Hypocysta metirius.

I tend to find that I use both their common names. When I'm following one, hoping it will pose for photos, I tend to think of it as a Dusky Knight. Then when the blasted thing disappears without me being able to get any pictures the name Dingy Ring comes to mind!

Ingleburn Reserve - March, November 2004
Macquarie Fields - November 2004
Cairns - October 2005