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Suniana lascivia

Suniana lascivia

(Dingy Grass-dart, Northern Dingy-dart)

FAMILY

Hesperiidae

Species

Suniana lascivia

Common name(s)

Dingy Grass-dart, Northern Dingy-dart

Main colour(s)

Brown and orange

Distinctive features

Dark brown and orange above, paler below, wingspan 21/22 mm

Campus

Townsville

Description

This butterfly favours moist areas where the larval host plants grow, guinea grass (Megathrysus maximus – Guinea grass) and blady grass (Imperata cylindrica – Blady grass). Mature larvae 25 mm long with a pale yellowish-green body with a darker green line, body brown with darker bands. Adults dark brown above with orange markings and pale brownish orange on lower surface.