SOUTH AUSTRALIAN BUTTERFLIES
Motasingha trimaculata trimaculata (Tepper) (Dingy four-spot Sedge-skipper)
Shelter of first instar larva on Lepidosperma viscidum
Early first instar larva Late first instar larva
Second instar larvae
Third instar larva Fourth instar larva
Fifth instar larvae
Head of fourth (left) and fifth (right) instar larvae
Tiny secondary setae on the anal plate of a fifth instar larva
Anal plate of fourth instar larva.
Tiny transparent secondary setae are visible
Final larval shelter on foodplant Lepidosperma carphoides.
Shelter opens at top
Photography by R. Grund