SOUTH AUSTRALIAN BUTTERFLIES

Hesperilla donnysa donnysa Hewitson  (Donnysa Sedge-skipper)
Hesperilla donnysa donnysa form delos Waterhouse  (Donnysa Sedge-skipper)
Hesperilla donnysa donnysa form flavescens Waterhouse  (Yellowish Sedge-skipper)

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Newly laid egg (from form flavescens on Yorke Peninsula)

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Newly laid egg of the dark form skipper in the South Mt Lofty Ranges

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Fertile egg a few days after being laid
(dark form skipper in the South Mt Lofty Ranges)

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Fertile egg nearing the time of hatching
(dark form skipper in the South Mt Lofty Ranges).
Note the saw-teeth along upper edge of the leaf, from where the common name of the foodplant derives.
The edge is capable of inflicting a deep slicing wound to any finger

Photography by R. Grund