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Spotted Sedge-skipper

Hesperilla ornata


An attractive little skipper with a wing span of about 40 mm. The underside of wings had black triangular markings on white. Abdomen had black and white stripes.


Spotted feeding on Leptospermum. This species is found in temperate grasslands, east and south of the Great Dividing Range.


A very active skipper. I was lucky to get this shot as it did not rest for more than a few seconds. The larvae of these skippers feed on Sedges Carex and Gahnia Family: Hesperiidae Subfamily: Trapezitinae

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Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 10 years ago

You're welcome Marta. Here's my spotting of the upper side - lucky I could get these shots days later-

The MnMs
The MnMs 10 years ago

So pretty! I have never seen a spotted skipper like this before..thanks for sharing! :-)

Leuba Ridgway
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Leuba Ridgway

Victoria, Australia

Spotted on Nov 7, 2013
Submitted on Nov 20, 2013

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