Pelopidas lyelli

Pelopidas lyelli

Pelopidas lyelli

(Lyell’s Swift, Common Swift)

FAMILY

Hesperiidae

Species

Pelopidas lyelli

Common name(s)

Lyell’s Swift, Common Swift

Main colour(s)

Brown with yellowish-green

Distinctive feature

Wingspan 32/34 mm

Campus

Townsville

Description

Larval hosts are a number of introduced grassed including guinea grass (Megathrysus maximus – Guinea grass). Larvae are yellowish-green with dull green spots and a green band; head yellowish green with a reddish-brown band edged in cream. Adults brown and yellowish-green with a number of white spots.