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Taractrocera dolon

Taractrocera dolon

(Small Yellow Grass-dart, Sandy Grass-dart)

FAMILY

Hesperiidae

Species

Taractrocera dolon

Common name(s)

Small Yellow Grass-dart, Sandy Grass-dart

Main colour(s)

Brown with orange

Distinctive feature

Wingspan 18/20 mm

Campus

Townsville

Description

Larvae have been observed feeding on sorghum (probably Sarga plumosum – a sorghum). Adults are brown with orange markings, lower surface dull yellow orange. Chiefly observed in the wet season.