Orange Palm-dart
Cephrenes augiades sperthias

Accidentally introduced by the nursery trade in 1990 and now likely to be found in most parts of suburban Adelaide on the plains. Caterpillars are found on palms.


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

Key Facts

Size (Male):37mm
Size (Female):41mm
Mature Larva Length:40-50mm
Months of Flight:jan, feb, mar, apr, may, sep, oct, nov, dec
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