Large Dingy Skipper
(erroneously : Hesperia peroni)
TRAPEZITINAE, HESPERIIDAE, HESPERIOIDEA
Peter Samson & Stella Crossley
(Photo copyright: Peter Samson)
These Caterpillars can be either green or brown, with a black head, and are covered in tiny warts. The caterpillars grow to a length of about 3 cms. They feed on various monocotyledons, including :
The adults are dark brown with a few white spots. The males also have black and white streaks on the forewings. The butterflies have a wing span of about 3 cms.
The species is found in :
Further reading :
Michael F. Braby,
Butterflies of Australia, CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne 2000, vol. 1, p 138.
Pierre André Latreille,
Histoire Naturelle: Entomologie,
Volume 9, Part 2 (1824), p. 763.
(updated 19 March 2011, 29 September 2013, 8 Dcemeber 2015)