Sabera dobbae

Sabera dobbae

Sabera dobbae

(Yellow-streaked Swift, Miskin’s Swift)

FAMILY

Hesperiidae

Species

Sabera dobbae

Common name(s)

Yellow-streaked Swift, Miskin’s Swift

Main colour(s)

Dark brown

Distinctive feature

Wingspan 29/32 mm; white club on antennae

Campus

Townsville

Description

Larvae have been found on a number of species of Cordyline. These are often planted in gardens. Mature larvae are pale green with three darker green bands, head pale brown. Adults distinguished by the white club on the antenna. Basically dark brown with orange spots, yellowish lower margin to hind wing.