(one synonym : Telesto dirphia)
TRAPEZITINAE, HESPERIIDAE, HESPERIOIDEA
(Specimen: courtesy of the Macleay Museum, University of Sydney)
The Caterpillars of this species are a translucent green with white spots,and have a pinkish thorax and tail, and a black head.
The adults are dark brown, with cream spots on each fore wing. The males also have a broken black patch on the upper surface of each forewing. The undersides are reddish brown with cream spots, which are black-edged under each hind wing. The butterflies have a wing span up to 4 cms.
This species occurs in
Further reading :
Michael F. Braby, Butterflies of Australia, CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne 2000, vol. 1, p. 167.
William Chapman Hewitson,
Descriptions of One Hundred new species of Hesperidae,
London, Part 1 (1868), p. 38, No. 2.
(updated 5 March 2001, 27 September 2013)