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Telicota colon

Telicota colon

(Pale-orange Darter, Pale Darter)

FAMILY

Hesperiidae

Species

Telicota colon

Common name(s)

Pale-orange Darter, Pale Darter

Main colour(s)

Brown and yellowish-orange

Distinctive features

Lower surface basically yellow or orange-yellow, wingspan 27/29 mm

Campus

Townsville

Description

Larvae feed on a variety of grasses a number of which are in the University Creek area. Details of larvae not recorded. Adults brown with pale yellowish-orange markings on the upper surface, lower surface basically yellow or orange yellow.