(one synonym : Paranara kuyaniana Matsumura, 1919)
HESPERIINAE , HESPERIIDAE , HESPERIOIDEA
(Picture: courtesy of CSIRO Ecosystem Sciences)
These Caterpillars are pale green, and have four pale lines along the body. The caterpillars feed on various plants from the family POACEAE including:
They live and pupate in a shelter constructed from a rolled leaf of their food plant.
The wings of the adult butterflies are brown, fading to yellow at the base, and have white spots on the forewings. The adults have a wingspan of about 3 cms.
This species occurs across south-east Asia, including
as well as in Australia in
Further reading :
Michael F. Braby,
Butterflies of Australia, CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne 2000, vol. 1, pp. 246-247.
Alfred Russel Wallace,
List of Lepidopterous insects collected at Takow, Formosa,
Transactions of the Entomological Society of London,
1869, Part 2, p. 361, No. 44.
(updated 12 November 2001, 22 September 2013)