Telicota eurychlora Lower, 1908
Dingy Darter
HESPERIINAE ,   HESPERIIDAE ,   PAPILIONOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


male
(Picture: courtesy of CSIRO Australian National Insect Collection)

The Caterpillars of this species have been found feeding on

  • Creek Sedge ( Carex polyantha, CYPERACEAE ).

    The adults are brown with orange patches. The males have a narrow grey line across part of each forewing upper surface. The butterflies have a wingspan up to 3 cms.

    This species occurs in Australia in

  • Queensland,
  • New South Wales, and
  • Victoria.


    Further reading :

    Frank Jordan,
    The Southern Sedge-darter (Telicota eurychlora),
    Butterflies and Other Invertebrates Club,
    Newsletter Issue 44 (March 2007).

    Oswald B. Lower,
    Revision of the Australian Hesperiadae,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 32 (1908), pp. 314-315.

    John Moss,
    Note on the Evening Brown butterfly (Melanitis leda) hostplants and clarification of the correct name for the Carex hostplant of the skipper butterfly the Southern Sedge-darter (Telicota eurychlora),
    Butterflies and Other Invertebrates Club,
    Newsletter Issue 45 (June 2007), pp. 7-8.


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    (written 19 March 2004, updated 12 April 2013)