Flame sedge skipper
Hesperilla idothea clara

A rare butterfly found in cool wetland areas of the South Mt.Lofty Range and SE SA. Caterpillars feed on large species of saw-sedges Gahnia spp. growing in shade.


You can learn a lot more about this butterfly, on the research-quality website now managed by BCSA, (here)

Key Facts

Size (Male):36mm
Size (Female):39mm
Mature Larva Length:35-40mm
Months of Flight:jan, feb, mar, nov, dec
Alternate Names:Flame Skipper
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