(previously known as Hesperilla xiphiphora)
TRAPEZITINAE , HESPERIIDAE , HESPERIOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Andy Young and Rowan Moore)
These Caterpillars are thought to feed on :
The adults are dark brown with pale yellow spots on the upper surfaces. The undersides are paler versions of their upper surfaces. The males have a thick short black sex brand on each forewing. The butterflies have a wingspan of about 3 cms.
This species is found in
Further reading :
Michael F. Braby,
Butterflies of Australia, CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne 2000, vol. 1, pp 126-127.
Oswald B. Lower,
Revision of the Australian Hesperiadae,
Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
Volume 35 (1911), pp. 130-131, No. 30.
(updated 8 May 2006, 27 September 2013)