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.

Key Facts

Family:hesperiidae
Size (Male):36mm
Size (Female):39mm
Mature Larva Length:35-40mm
Months of Flight:a:3:{i:0;s:3:"jan";i:1;s:3:"nov";i:2;s:3:"dec";}
Abundance:rare
Alternate Names:Flame Skipper
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