HESPERIINAE, HESPERIIDAE, HESPERIOIDEA
(Photo: by P.S. Valentine and S.J. Johnson, courtesy of The Australian Entomologist)
These caterpillars are a jungle species, and have been found feeding on :
The butterflies are brown with a broad orange stripe across each wing. The males also have a black stripe on the upper suface of each forewing alongside the orange one. The butterflies have a wingspan of about 2.5 cms.
The species occurs along the coast of
Further reading :
Michael F. Braby,
Butterflies of Australia, CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne 2000, vol. 1, p. 229.
Oswald B. Lower,
Revision of the Australian Hesperiadae,
Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
Volume 32 (1908), pp. 312-314.
P.S. Valentine and S.J. Johnson,
The life history of Telicota brachydesma Lower (Lepidoptera: Hesperiidae),
Volume 27, Number 4 (2000), pp. 103-108.
(updated 8 February 2009, 6 October 2013, 4 June 2020)