SOUTH AUSTRALIAN BUTTERFLIES
Hesperilla chrysotricha cyclospila (Meyrick and Lower) (Chrysotricha Sedge-skipper)
Creekline in the southern Fleurieu Peninsula with intact wetland
Gahnia trifida tussocks and Silky Tea-tree (Leptospermum lanigerum).
Adjacent woodland has been cleared. Habitat of H. chrysotricha
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
Pristine wetland containing Gahnia trifida, at Piccaninnie
Ponds Conservation Park.
Habitat of H. donnysa and H. chrysotricha
Photography by R. Grund