Cephrenes trichopepla

Cephrenes trichopepla

Cephrenes trichopepla

(Yellow Palm-dart)

FAMILY

Hesperiidae

Species

Cephrenes trichopepla

Common name

Yellow Palm-dart

Main colour(s)

Brown with orange

Distinctive features

Wingspan 34/36 mm; distinct spot on hind

Campus

Townsville

Description

Hosts plants for the larvae are species of palms, family Arecaceae. Mature larvae distinguished by orange patches near the mandibles, body variable in colour from yellowish to pinkish or purplish-green becoming purplish-blue. Adults brownish-black with extensive orange-yellow markings, distinct spot near base on lower side of wings.