Hasora chromus

Hasora chromus

Hasora chromus

(Chrome Awl, Common Banded Awl)

FAMILY

Hesperiidae

Species

Hasora chromus

Common name(s)

Chrome Awl, Common Banded Awl

Main colour(s)

Brown

Distinctive features

Dark brown above, paler below, wingspan 42/43 mm

Campus

Townsville

Description

This butterfly is usually present in October and March, juveniles may denude the fresh

foliage of Pongamia (Millettia pinnata). Larvae build tents by folding a leaf to pupate.

Mature larvae about 3.5 cm long, body variable in colour, greenish-grey to grey brown

to purplish brown, with black, yellow and brown longitudinal lines. Adults dark brown on

upper surface, lower brown with a narrow white band on hind wing.