Large Dingy Skipper - Toxidia peron


This page contains pictures and information about Large Dingy Skipper Butterflies that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia. They are also known as Dingy Grass-Skipper.
Male, body length 25mm
This butterfly sometimes called Dingy Grass-skipper. This skipper is medium size, dark brown in colour with three yellow dots on each front wing. Male and female look similar except male has the black strip across each front wing and the yellow dots are smaller..  
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Male                                                                     Female 
The butterfly rests with forewings half opened and hind wings fully opened. The second picture was taken on White Hill top on September.
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Their Caterpillars are either green or brown in colour. They feed on different species of monocotyledons grass.

1. Toxidia peron - Australian Caterpillars, Don Herbison-Evans & Stella Crossley, 2005.
2. Toxidia peron - Australian Insect Common Names, CSIRO 2005.
3. Butterflies of Australia and New Guinea - Barrett, Charles and A. N. Burns, Melbourne, N. H. Seward, 1951, pp177.  
4. The Complete Field Guide to Butterflies of Australia - Michael F Braby, Australian National University, CSIRO 2004, p66.

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Last updated: June 20, 2010.