Croitana aestiva E.D. Edwards 1979
Desert Sand Skipper
TRAPEZITINAE ,   HESPERIIDAE ,   HESPERIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
( donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Uwe Path & Stella Crossley

(Photto: copyright Uwe Path, Alice Springs, Northern Territory)

The adult butterflies of this species are dark brown on top with several yellow patches on each forewing, and a single larger patch on each hindwing. Underneath, they are a paler patchy brown with the same yellow patches. The butterflies have a wingspan of about 2 cms.

The butterflies have been caught near Alice Springs in the

  • Northern Territory.


    Further reading :

    Michael F. Braby,
    Butterflies of Australia, CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne 2000, vol. 1, p. 180.

    Ted Edwards,
    Two new species of Croitana Waterhouse (Lepidoptera: Hesperiidae) from central Australia,
    Australian Entomological Magazine,
    Volume 6, Part 2 (1979), p. 34, figs 5-8, 13, 14.

    Christopher M. Palmer and Michael F Braby,
    Rediscovery of the Desert Sand-skipper Croitana aestiva Edwards (Lepidoptera: Hesperiidae): morphology, life history and behaviouraen_844 47..59,
    Australian Journal of Entomology,
    Volume 51 (2012), pp. 4759


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    (updated 19 March 2004, 16 January 2014)