SOUTH AUSTRALIAN BUTTERFLIES

Herimosa albovenata albovenata Waterhouse  (White-veined Grass-skipper)

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Pristine Austrostipa grasslands in the Murray Valley,
habitat of the White-veined Grass-skipper

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Sheep grazed, historically cleared Austrostipa grasslands at Peterborough,
habitat of the White-veined Grass-skipper

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Austrostipa eremophila the preferred hostplant.
The seeds are bright orange-brown coloured

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Newly laid egg.
Photo on left shows the egg wrapping itself around the grass stem

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Fertile egg

Photography by R. Grund