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Suniana sunias

Suniana sunias

(Wide-brand Grass-dart, Orange Dart)

FAMILY

Hesperiidae

Species

Suniana sunias

Common name(s)

Wide-brand Grass-dart, Orange Dart

Main colour(s)

Brown with orange

Distinctive features

Brownish central area on lower surface, wingspan 21/22 mm

Campus

Townsville

Description

Larvae feed on a variety of grasses including guinea grass (Megathrysus maximus – Guinea grass). Mature larvae have a pale green to grey body, head pale brown or black with bands. Adults brown with extensive orange markings on upper surface, lower is basically yellowish-orange with a brownish central area.