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Badamia exclamationis

Badamia exclamationis

(Narrow-winged Awl, Brown Awl)

FAMILY

Hesperiidae

Species

Badamia exclamationis

Common name(s)

Narrow-winged Awl, Brown Awl

Main colour(s)

Dark brown

Distinctive features

Larvae with stripes; wingspan 48/52 mm

Campus

Townsville

Description

The larvae of this species may be found feeding on Terminalia bellerica and Terminalia catappa as well as several other species in this genus. Mature larvae to 25 mm long, dark brown with black and white stripes. Adults feed on flowers of Millettia pinnata and Melicope elleryana. Adults are dark to mid-brown in colour.