SOUTH AUSTRALIAN BUTTERFLIES

Signeta flammeata (Butler)   (Bright Shield-skipper)

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Male upperside.  The large black oval-shield shaped areas on the forewings are
sex brands/stigmas from where the common name of this skipper is derived.

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Male underside

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Female upperside

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Female underside

Photography by R. Grund

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Adult imbibing nutrients from a bird dropping, first (on left) by wetting the dropping with liquid excreted from
its rear end, and then by sucking up the same containing dissolved nutrients through its proboscis (on right)

Photography by Bryan Haywood