SOUTH AUSTRALIAN BUTTERFLIES

Proeidosa polysema (Lower)  (Spinifex Skipper)

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Dessicated final instar larva, found dead in its shelter from effects of drought,
(body colour is normally bluish green)

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Closeup of above larva head, (head colour is normally dark brown as below)

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Empty pupal shell and pre-pupa moult head of final instar larva (left), exposed in shelter,
(pupa colour is normally yellow-green)

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Ventral side closeup of above pupa cremaster

Photography by R. Grund