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Swordgrass brown

Tisiphone abeona

Description:

About 60mm wingspan. Flies with a lazy long-looping action.

Habitat:

Exploring the swordgrass (Gahnia species, CYPERACEAE) in a local nature reserve.

Notes:

The larvae of these feed and pupate on swordgrass. Larvae and pupae are green to match the host plant.

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2 Comments

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 6 years ago

They're great aren't they. I am wrestling with why they look black to the eye and brown to the camera.

MartinL
MartinL 6 years ago

I love seeing these. Always near the creeks but the urban sprawl is giving them a hard time in the suburbs. You'll notice intentional Ghania plantations in some roadsides and reserves such as Wicks :)

Mark Ridgway
Spotted by
Mark Ridgway

Victoria, Australia

Spotted on Nov 24, 2013
Submitted on Nov 29, 2013

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