Oxybadistes hypomeloma

Oxybadistes hypomeloma

Oxybadistes hypomeloma

(White Margined Grass-dart, Pale Orange Dart)

FAMILY

Hesperiidae

Species

Oxybadistes hypomeloma

Common name

White-Margined Grass dart, Pale Orange Dart

Main colour(s)

Brown with orange

Distinctive features

Orange bands near wing edges, wingspan 23/24 mm

Campus

Townsville

Description

In this area, larvae feed chiefly on kangaroo grass (Themeda triandra – kangaroo grass). Larvae 27 mm long body pale green with 1 or 2 pale stripes, head brown. Adults brown with orange markings often forming bands towards the outer edges of the wings.