SOUTH AUSTRALIAN BUTTERFLIES

Croitana arenaria arenaria Edwards  (Inland Grass-skipper)

Croitana arenaria pilepudla Grund  (Kimba Grass-skipper)

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Tall, pink flowered, multi-stemmed and multi-branched spear-grass Austrostipa platychaeta,
larva foodplant for the southern race.  The grass is about a metre high

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Flower head of Austrostipa platychaeta

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Flower head of Austrostipa acrociliata

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Multi-stemmed leaf base of Austrostipa acrociliata

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Multi-stemmed and multi-branched Austrostipa elegantissima
with large white spidery flower plumes

Photography by R. Grund