Cephrenes augiades

Cephrenes augiades

Cephrenes augiades

(Orange Palm-dart, Banded Skipper)

FAMILY

Hesperiidae

Species

Cephrenes augiades

Common name(s)

Orange Palm-dart, Banded Skipper

Main colour(s)

Brown with orange

Distinctive features

Wingspan 37/41mm

Campus

Townsville

Description

Larvae of this species can be found on many species of the plant family Arecaceae. Mature larvae to 50 mm long with a pale bluish-green to greenish-grey body; head cream with bands. Adults variable from dark brown with orange markings to yellowish brown or purplish brown on lower surface.