SOUTH AUSTRALIAN BUTTERFLIES

Proeidosa polysema (Lower)  (Spinifex Skipper)

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Hostplant Triodia pungens covering a red dune,
habitat of Proeidosa polysema in northwest South Australia

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Triodia pungens.  Young plants in foreground.
Triodia remnant in background forms part of an ancient Triodia growth circle

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Young Triodia plant with final larva shelter of Proeidosa polysema situated in middle of plant

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Closeup of final larva shelter of Proeidosa polysema.
Opening is at base of shelter and larva sits inside with head pointing towards base of plant

Photography by R. Grund