Signeta flammeata

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Signeta flammeata
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S. flammeata
Binomial name
Signeta flammeata
(Butler, 1882)
Synonyms
  • Telesto flammeata Butler, 1882
  • Telesto eclipsis Butler, 1882
  • Hesperilla atromacula Miskin, 1889

Signeta flammeata, the bright shield-skipper, is a butterfly of the family Hesperiidae. It is found in the Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia and Victoria.

The wingspan is about 30 mm.

The larvae feed on Poa tenera, Tetrarrhena juncea and other Tetrarrhena species. They construct a shelter made of grass stems loosely held together with silk. They rest in this shelter during the day. Pupation takes place in the shelter.

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