Sunday, 10 February 2019

Grass-dart


Photographed by Susan from Loire Valley Time Travel. https://tourtheloire.com

Grass-darts are a group of very similar looking Australian butterflies in the Skipper family Hesperiidae. This one, photographed in my parents garden, is possibly the Greenish Grass-dart Ocybadistes walkeri. Many grass-darts are just as happy in urban gardens feeding on exotic plants like this lantana as they are in the native forest or heathland. Like their European cousins, the caterpillars feed on grass.

Photographed by Susan from Loire Valley Time Travel. https://tourtheloire.com


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