Sandy Grass Dart
(previously known as Apaustus dolon)
HESPERIINAE, HESPERIIDAE, HESPERIOIDEA
(Picture: courtesy of CSIRO Ecosystem Sciences)
These caterpillars have beeen found feeding on
The adult butterflies are brown, with orange patches. The undersides of the wings are a patchy orange with the same pattern of spots as on the top surfaces, only less pronounced. The males have a grey patch on the upper surface of each forewing. The butterflies have a wingspan of about 2 cms.
This species occurs as the subspecies :
Further reading :
Michael F. Braby,
Butterflies of Australia, CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne 2000, vol. 1, pp. 197-198.
Die Hesperiinen-Gattung Apaustus Hüb., und ihre Arten,
Stettiner Entomologische Zeitung,
Volume 45, Parts 4-6 (1884), p. 165, No. 59.
(updated 19 March 2011, 6 October 2013)