SOUTH AUSTRALIAN BUTTERFLIES

Hesperilla chrysotricha cyclospila (Meyrick and Lower)   (Chrysotricha Sedge-skipper)

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Creekline in the southern Fleurieu Peninsula with intact wetland vegetation of
Gahnia trifida tussocks and Silky Tea-tree (Leptospermum lanigerum).
Adjacent woodland has been cleared.  Habitat of H. chrysotricha

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Creekline in the southern Fleurieu Peninsula with Gahnia trifida tussocks that have survived clearing.
Adjacent woodland has been cleared.  Creekline suffers periodic overgrazing by cattle, but both
H. donnysa and H. chrysotricha survive here due to proximity to a similar adjacent area that is not overgrazed

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Pristine wetland containing Gahnia trifida, at Piccaninnie Ponds Conservation Park.
Habitat of H. donnysa and H. chrysotricha

Photography by R. Grund