White-banded grass-dart
Taractrocera papyria

Now rare, most likely to be seen along grassy creeklines in the Adelaide area and in the SE of SA. Caterpillars feed on native and introduced grasses. Wingspan: 19mm – 20mm.

 

You can learn a lot more about this butterfly on the Roger Grund website (now managed by the BCSA)

Key Facts

Family:hesperiidae
Size (Male):19mm
Size (Female):20mm
Mature Larva Length:21mm
Months of Flight:jan, feb, mar, apr, may, sep, oct, nov, dec
Abundance:common
Alternate Names:White Grass-Dart
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