(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 Evans 1949, is found in Australia in:
Further reading :
Michael F. Braby,
Butterflies of Australia,
CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne 2000, vol. 1, pp. 240-241.
Brigadier William Henry Evans,
A Catalogue of the Hesperiidae from Europe, Asia, and Australia in the British Museum (Natural History), British Museum (Natural History), Department of Entomology (1949), pp. 439-440 Nos. c,d
On the Lepidopterous Insects of Bengal,
Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London,
Volume 3 (1865), pp. 791-792.