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)
Pristine Gahnia filum habitat on southern Yorke Peninsula.
The large grass-like tussocks are G. filum, which are about 1.5 m high
Partly cleared Gahnia filum wetland on southern Yorke Peninsula
G. filum wetland on southern Yorke Peninsula that has been
and the saw-sedge allowed to grow back
G. filum wetlands on southern Yorke Peninsula that have been
subject to overgrazing.
Due to kangaroos on the left, and to cattle on the right
G. filum wetlands on the west side of Lake Alexandrina.
Ungrazed regrowth on left, but severely overgrazed and trampled by cattle on the right.
(The two photos are separated only by a fence !)
Gahnia deusta tussocks, which are 0.6 m high
Regrowth Gahnia trifida tussocks, which are 2 m high,
present in the Lower Southeast
G. trifida wetland severely overgrazed and trampled by cattle,
at Black Swamp, near Finniss
Forest habitat of Gahnia radula in the Lower Southeast
Photography by R. Grund