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Anisynta dominula

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Insecta
Family  Hesperiidae
Scientific name  Anisynta dominula
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Lepidoptera
Genus  Anisynta
Rank  Species
Anisynta dominula
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Anisynta dominula, the two-brand grass-skipper or dominula skipper, is a butterfly of the family Hesperiidae. It is found in Australia in the mountains of New South Wales, Tasmania and Victoria.

The larvae feed on Poa sieberana. The caterpillar is a dark green colour with a darker dorsal line and a black head. The caterpillar forms a shelter by joining several grass stems together with silk in the middle of a tussock where it lies and pupates.

The adult butterflies are dark brown in colour and identified by several white spots on each forewing, but the hindwings have arcs of white spots. Another identifying feature is the presence of chequered termen to both surfaces each wing, which is broader in the females. The males are differentiated from the females as they have a sex brand on the upper forewing surfaces consisting of a short diagonal black line. The wing span is about 3 cm.

Subspecies

  • Anisynta dominula dominula
  • Anisynta dominula drachmophora
  • Anisynta dominula draco
  • Anisynta dominula dyris
  • Anisynta dominula pria
  • References

    Anisynta dominula Wikipedia


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