Desert Sand Skipper
TRAPEZITINAE, HESPERIIDAE, HESPERIOIDEA
Uwe Path & Stella Crossley
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
Further reading :
Michael F. Braby,
Butterflies of Australia, CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne 2000, vol. 1, p. 180.
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. 47–59
(updated 19 March 2004, 16 January 2014)