Narrow-brand Grassdart - Ocybadistes flavovittata


This page contains information and pictures about Narrow-brand Grassdart Butterflies in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.

Body length 12mm
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This is a small Yellow Skipper butterfly. The caterpillar is green in colour with dark brown head, feeds on blade grass. The butterfly is common in Brisbane bushes, but a bit small to be noticed. 
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The Narrow-brand Grassdart looked very similar to the Wide-brand Grassdart. The Narrow-brand Grassdart has the front wings yellow markings less connected. 
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1. Ocybadistes flavovittata - Australian Caterpillars, Don Herbison-Evans & Stella Crossley, 2005.
2. Ocybadistes flavovittata - Australian Insect Common Names, CSIRO 2005.
3. The Complete Field Guide to Butterflies of Australia - Michael F Braby, Australian National University, CSIRO 2004, p94. 

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Last updated: June 14, 2010.