Trapezites phigalia

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Trapezites phigalia
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Hesperiidae
Genus: Trapezites
Species: T. phigalia
Binomial name
Trapezites phigalia
Hewitson, 1868
Synonyms
  • Hesperia phigalia
  • Telesto phlaea
  • Trapezites phillyra
  • Trapezites phila

Trapezites phigalia, the heath ochre skipper, is a butterfly of the Hesperiidae family. It is found in the Australian states of New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia and Victoria.

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The wingspan is about 30 mm. Its wings are typically orange brown in colour with pale brown spots. [1]

The larvae feed on Lomandra densiflora, Lomandra fibrata, Lomandra filiformis, Lomandra glauca, Lomandra nana, Lomandra obliqua and Lomandra sororia.[2]

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