Pale Grass Dart - Telicota colon argeus


This page contains information and pictures about Pale Grass Dart Butterflies in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.

Body length 20mm
This butterfly is standard orange-brown of the dart colours. For the male, on his forewings there is the colon marking. The caterpillar feed on various kinds of grasses. 
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We found this butterfly once in Karawatha Forest near the Lagoon. 

1. Australian Butterflies - Charles McCubbin, Nelson, Sydney, 1971. p174
2. Telicota colon argeus - Australian Caterpillars, Don Herbison-Evans & Stella Crossley, 2005.
3. The Complete Field Guide to Butterflies of Australia - Michael F Braby, Australian National University, CSIRO 2004, p100. 

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Last updated: June 14, 2010.