(previously known as Hesperias agna)
HESPERIINAE , HESPERIIDAE , HESPERIOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Wes Jenkinson)
This Caterpillar is green, with green dots, and two yellow dorsolateral lines. The head is green with two brown stripes. It feeds on various grasses ( POACEAE ) such as :
The adult butterfly is dark brown with a series of white spots on each fore wing. The wing span is about 3 cms.
Various sub-species are found all over south-east Asia, including
and the subspecies dingo is found in Australia in:
Further reading :
Michael F. Braby,
Butterflies of Australia, CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne 2000, vol. 1, pp. 240-241.
On the Lepidopterous Insects of Bengal,
Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London,
Volume 3 (1865), pp. 791-792.
(updated 23 January 2010, 28 September 2013)