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Hesperilla picta

Painted Skipper at Ulladulla, NSW

Hesperilla picta at Ulladulla, NSW - 13 Feb 2019
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Identification history

Hesperilla picta 28 Feb 2019 CharlesDove
Hesperilla picta 26 Feb 2019 CharlesDove
Unidentified 24 Feb 2019 CharlesDove

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Painted Skipper?

5 comments

plants wrote:
   25 Feb 2019
Agree with Painted Skipper Hesperilla picta.
Larvae feed on Gahnia spp.
SuziBond wrote:
   26 Feb 2019
Likewise, agree with Hesperilla picta, lovely image. Plants, what other Gahnia species does this butterfly use aside from Gahnia clarkei?
plants wrote:
   27 Feb 2019
A couple of books state that Gahnia melanocarpa is used as a larval food plant.
SuziBond wrote:
   5 Mar 2019
Thanks plants, didn't know that. Which is the preferred larval food plant for H. picta in this area?
plants wrote:
   5 Mar 2019
Probably the common species G. clarkei.

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Falco longipennis (Australian Hobby) at Ulladulla, NSW - 10 Dec 2019 by Charles Dove
Tachybaptus novaehollandiae (Australasian Grebe) at Ulladulla, NSW - 25 Jul 2019 by CharlesDove
Malurus cyaneus (Superb Fairywren) at Ulladulla, NSW - 21 Jun 2019 by CharlesDove
Neochmia temporalis (Red-browed Finch) at Ulladulla, NSW - 17 May 2019 by CharlesDove
Pardalotus punctatus (Spotted Pardalote) at Ulladulla, NSW - 17 May 2019 by Charles Dove
Malurus lamberti (Variegated Fairy-wren) at Ulladulla, NSW - 14 May 2019 by Charles Dove
Tachybaptus novaehollandiae (Australasian Grebe) at Ulladulla, NSW - 12 Feb 2019 by CharlesDove
Anas castanea (Chestnut Teal) at Ulladulla, NSW - 12 Feb 2019 by CharlesDove
Eopsaltria australis (Eastern Yellow Robin) at Ulladulla, NSW - 12 Feb 2019 by Charles Dove
Fulica atra (Eurasian Coot) at Ulladulla, NSW - 12 Feb 2019 by Charles Dove
Rhipidura albiscapa (Grey Fantail) at Ulladulla, NSW - 12 Feb 2019 by Charles Dove
Colluricincla harmonica (Grey Shrikethrush) at Ulladulla, NSW - 12 Feb 2019 by CharlesDove
Notamacropus rufogriseus (Red-necked Wallaby) at Ulladulla, NSW - 12 Feb 2019 by Charles Dove
Myzomela sanguinolenta (Scarlet Honeyeater) at Ulladulla, NSW - 7 Mar 2016 by Charles Dove

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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 - 3 Abundance
  • 13 Feb 2019 12:00 AM Recorded on
  • CharlesDove Recorded by
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