SOUTH AUSTRALIAN BUTTERFLIES

Motasingha trimaculata trimaculata (Tepper)   (Dingy four-spot Sedge-skipper)

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Shelter of first instar larva on Lepidosperma viscidum

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Early first instar larva                                                                   Late first instar larva

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Second instar larvae

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Third instar larva                                                                               Fourth instar larva

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Fifth instar larvae

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Head of fourth (left) and fifth (right) instar larvae

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Tiny secondary setae on the anal plate of a fifth instar larva

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Anal plate of fourth instar larva.
Tiny transparent secondary setae are visible

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Final larval shelter on foodplant Lepidosperma carphoides.
Shelter opens at top

Photography by R. Grund