This page contains pictures and information about Large Dingy Skipper Butterflies that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.
They are also known as Dingy Grass-Skipper.
Male, body length 25mm
This butterfly sometimes called Dingy Grass-skipper. This skipper is medium size, dark brown in colour with three
yellow dots on each front wing. Male and female look similar except male has
the black strip across each front wing and the yellow dots are smaller..
The butterfly rests with forewings half opened and hind wings fully opened.
The second picture was taken on White Hill top on September.
- Their Caterpillars are either green or brown in colour. They feed on different
species of monocotyledons grass.
- 1. Toxidia
peron - Australian Caterpillars, Don Herbison-Evans & Stella Crossley,
- 2. Toxidia
peron - Australian Insect Common Names, CSIRO 2005.
- 3. Butterflies of Australia and New Guinea - Barrett,
Charles and A. N. Burns, Melbourne, N. H. Seward, 1951, pp177.
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