This page contains information and pictures about Symmomus
Skipper Butterflies in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia. This is
also known as Spotted Sedge-skipper.
We found this skipper butterfly a few times in Yugarapul
Park during early summer. It was resting on a sunny spot. When disturbed,
it fly slowly to another sunny spot and rest.
- Body length 15mm
The wings on the upper side are black with pale yellow spots. There is a
dark yellow band on each hind wing.
caterpillars are pale green in colour, feed on Sword-grass, which make the
tubular shelters by the grass blades.
On Jan 2011 along Buhot Creek, we found a few of them flying
of them were laying eggs on host-plants.
- Reference and Link:
- 1. Hesperilla ornata
- Australian Caterpillars, Don Herbison-Evans & Stella Crossley,
- 2. Hesperilla ornata
- Australian Insect Common Names, CSIRO 2005.
- 3. Butterflies of Australia and New Guinea - Barrett,
Charles and A. N. Burns, Melbourne, N. H. Seward, 1951, pp179.
- 4. Australian Tropical Butterflies - By Peter Valentine, Clifford
Frith (photos), Dawn
Frith (photos), 1991, pp13.
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