Taractrocera ilia Waterhouse, 1932
Northern Grass Dart
(previously known as Bibla anisomorpha)
HESPERIINAE ,   HESPERIIDAE ,   HESPERIOIDEA
  
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Picture: courtesy of CSIRO Ecosystem Sciences)

The adults of this species are brown, with orange patches. The undersides of the forewings are similar to the upper surfaces, but the hindwings are a more uniform brown underneath. The males have a gray patch on the upperside of each forewing. The butterflies have a wing span of about 2 cms.

The species is found in

  • Northern Territory.


    Further reading :

    Michael F. Braby,
    Butterflies of Australia, CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne 2000, vol. 1, pp. 198-199.

    Gustavus Athol Waterhouse,
    Australian Hesperiidae,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 57 (1932), p. 229.


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    (updated 19 March 2004, 6 October 2013)