Samiksha Jaiswal

Hesperilla donnysa

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Insecta
Family  Hesperiidae
Scientific name  Hesperilla donnysa
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Lepidoptera
Genus  Hesperilla
Rank  Species
Hesperilla donnysa
Similar  Taractrocera papyria, Hesperilla ornata, Hesperilla flavescens, Anisynta cynone, Trapezites eliena

Hesperilla donnysa, the donnysa skipper or varied sedge skipper, is a butterfly of the family Hesperiidae. It is found in the Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria and Western Australia.

The wingspan is about 30 mm for males and 35 mm for females.

The larvae feed on various sword grass species, including Gahnia sieberiana. Other recorded food plants include Gahnia decomposita, Gahnia aspera, Gahnia clarkei, Gahnia deusta, Gahnia erythrocarpa, Gahnia filifolia, Gahnia grandis, Gahnia lanigera, Gahnia microstachya, Gahnia radula, Gahnia subaequiglumis and Gahnia trifida.

Subspecies

  • Hesperilla donnysa galena (around Geraldton, Western Australia)
  • Hesperilla donnysa albina (south-western Western Australia)
  • Hesperilla donnysa aurantia (Tasmania and local islands)
  • Hesperilla donnysa donnysa (Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria)
  • Synonyms:
  • Hesperilla donnysa diluta
  • Hesperilla donnysa icaria
  • Hesperilla donnysa patmos
  • Hesperilla donnysa samos
  • Hesperilla donnysa delos
  • References

    Hesperilla donnysa Wikipedia


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