Pelopidas agna

Pelopidas agna

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(Dingy Swift, Common Swift)

FAMILY

Hesperiidae

Species

Pelopidas agna

Common name

Dingy Swift, Common Swift

Main colour

Brown with yellowish green areas

Distinctive features

Wingspan 33/36 mm

Campus

Cairns, Townsville

Description

This species is found chiefly in grassy woodland areas where the larvae feed on several species of grasses. Mature larvae are yellowish to bluish-green with small dark green spots and yellow lines. Head is green to yellowish green. Adults are brown with yellowish-green areas on the upper surface; lower surface is grey-brown with a yellowish tinge. A number of small white spots are present chiefly on the fore wing.