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Skipper (Hesperiidae)Hesperilla donnysa    

3 Varied Sedge-skipper at Gibraltar Pines

Hesperilla donnysa at Gibraltar Pines - 9 Jan 2019

Identification history

Skipper (Hesperiidae) Hesperilla donnysa 14 Jan 2019 SuziBond
Unidentified 12 Jan 2019 MatthewFrawley

Significant sighting

SuziBond noted:
14 Jan 2019

Rare butterfly with restricted distribution in the ACT

Author's notes

My guess at ID would be a male Varied Sedge-skipper, but I've never seen one before so unsure. Unable to get any other photos to show underwing patterns.

2 comments

SuziBond wrote:
   14 Jan 2019
Congratulations on the first record of this species for CNM! Was it a lifer for you? Females are also on the wing at the moment but are harder to see.
   14 Jan 2019
Thanks Suzi, yes, this was a lifer for me. My 51st species for the ACT.

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Location information

Species information

  • Sensitive
  • Rare or uncommon Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 Abundance
  • 9 Jan 2019 1:29 PM Recorded on
  • MatthewFrawley Recorded by
  • Website Reported via
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