Ocybadistes walkeri

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Ocybadistes walkeri
Green Grass-Dart.jpg
Green grass-dart skipper butterfly
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O. walkeri
Binomial name
Ocybadistes walkeri
Heron, 1894

Ocybadistes walkeri, the greenish grass-dart, green grass-dart, southern dart or yellow-banded dart, is a type of butterfly known as a skipper found in eastern and southern Australia, with one subspecies found in the Northern Territory.[1]

The larvae feed on Dianella, Brachypodium distachyon, Cynodon dactylon, Erharta erecta, Panicum maximum, Pennisetum clandestinum and Thuarea involuta.

Subspecies[edit]

  • Ocybadistes walkeri hypochlora (South Australia)
  • Ocybadistes walkeri olivia (Northern Territory, Western Australia)
  • Ocybadistes walkeri sothis (Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Braby, Michael F. (2005). The Complete Field Guide to Butterflies of Australia. Collingwood, Victoria: CSIRO Publishing. p. 94. ISBN 0-643-09027-4.

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