Ocybadistes knightorum

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Ocybadistes knightorum
Scientific classification
O. knightorum
Binomial name
Ocybadistes knightorum
Lambkin & Donaldson, 1994

Ocybadistes knightorum is a butterfly of the family Hesperiidae. It is endemic to New South Wales. It has a very limited distribution in the Boambee area. Ocybadistes knightorum are commonly referred to as Black Grass-dark Butterfly. Ocybadistes knightorum are on the IUCN Red List as an endangered species. The butterflies are restricted to coastal grassy open-forest areas, that are usually next to mangroves.[2]

The larvae feed on Alexfloydia repens.


  1. ^ Andren, M. & Cameron, M.A. (2014). "Ocybadistes knightorum". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2014: e.T64004480A64004482. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2014-3.RLTS.T64004480A64004482.en. Retrieved 10 November 2017.
  2. ^ Taylor, G. S., Braby, M. F., Moir, M. L., Harvey, M. S., Sands, D. P. A., New, T. R., Kitching, R. L., McQuillan, P. B., Hogendoorn, K., Glatz, R. V., Andren, M., Cook, J. M., Henry, S. C., Valenzuela, I., and Weinstein, P. (2018) "Strategic national approach for improving the conservation management of insects and allied invertebrates in Australia." Austral Entomology, 57: 124–149. doi: 10.1111/aen.12343.

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