Trapezites atkinsi Williams, Williams & Hay, 1998,
Atkins' Ochre
TRAPEZITINAE,   HESPERIIDAE,   HESPERIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Trapezites atkinsi
(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)

The Caterpillars of this species feed on

  • Preiss' Thornseed (Acanthocarpus preissii, ASPARAGACEAE).

    The adult butterfly is brown with several pale yellow patches on each forewing, and a large central one and a small one on each hindwing.

    The species is found in the south-west most tip of Western Australia.


    Further reading :

    Andrew A.E.Williams, Matthew R.Williams, & R.W.Hay,
    A new species of Trapezites Hübner (Lepidoptera: Hesperiidae) from Western Australia,
    Australian Entomologist,
    Volume 25 (1998) p. 7.


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    (written 6 June 2020)