Golden-haired sedge skipper
Hesperilla chrysotricha cyclospila

Now threatened over much of SA. Most likely to be seen in pristine, open wetland areas south of McLaren Vale to coastal SE SA. Caterpillars feed on large species of saw-sedges Gahnia sp.


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

Key Facts

Size (Male):33mm
Size (Female):36mm
Mature Larva Length:35-40mm
Months of Flight:jan, oct, nov, dec
Alternate Names:Chrysotricha Sedge-skipper
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