Croitana arenaria arenaria Edwards  (Inland Grass-skipper)

Croitana arenaria pilepudla Grund  (Kimba Grass-skipper)

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Eggs of the southern race, laid on alternate days on the leaf upperside
within the leaf axil of Austrostipa platychaeta

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Egg of the southern race

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Egg of the northern race

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Closeup of northern race egg near hatching
showing the finer ridge details

Photography by R. Grund