Bordered Rustic (on Flintwood)

Bordered Rustic

(Cupha prosope)

Also known as Australian Rustic and Northern Rustic, the Bordered Rustic is orange, tan and brown in colour. It exhibits slow flight, fairly close to ground. It is found in sunny openings and small clearings in the forest, especially along creeks. Its habitat is edges of rainforest, gallery forest and riparian monsoon forest (vine thicket).

Host Plant:

Flintwood or Brown Birch tree, (Scolopia braunii). This plant can also host the Plagiodera amplipennis beetle which is depicted on this sign.

Learn more about the Bordered Rustic

in the book entitled Create More Butterflies by Frank Jordan & Helen Schwencke which is available from Earthling Enterprises