(erroneously : Telesto tyrrhus)
TRAPEZITINAE, HESPERIIDAE, HESPERIOIDEA
The Caterpillars of this species feed on Grass (POACEAE).
The butterflies of this species are dark brown, with a number of small white spots. The males have a pale brown sex brand on the upper surface of each forewing.
Underneath, the wings are a mottled grey with some indistinct white spots. The butterflies have a wingspan of about 2.5 cms.
This species occurs along the north-east coastal strip of
Further reading :
Michael F. Braby,
Butterflies of Australia, CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne 2000, vol. 1, p 136.
Description d'Hespérides Nouvelles,
Bulletin de la Société Entomologique de Belgique,
Volume 35, Part 16 (1891), p. lxxx.
(updated 28 July 2001)