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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Final instar shelter for form flavescens in a large tussock of Gahnia filum
on southern Yorke peninsula

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Closeup of the final instar shelter above

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Final instar shelter on a young succulent tussock of Gahnia filum on Yorke peninsula

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Closeup of top opening to a shelter on Gahnia filum

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Closeup of final instar shelter on Gahnia seiberiana near Mt Lofty

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Final instar shelter on Gahnia trifida at Victor Harbor.
Note how all the ends of the leaves to the shelter have been eaten back by the larva

Photography by R. Grund