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Orange Palm Dart Butterfly taken at sapphire gemfields queensland Australia,Cephrenes augiades,Fall,Geotagged,queensland,sapphire Click/tap to enlarge Species introCountry intro

Orange Palm Dart Butterfly

taken at sapphire gemfields queensland

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''Cephrenes augiades'', the orange palm dart, is a butterfly of the Hesperiidae family. It is found from Indonesia to the Solomons.

The wingspan is about 40 mm.

The larvae of subspecies ''sperthias'' feed on ''Archontophoenix'', ''Livistona'' and ''Phoenix'' species. During the day it hides within a shelter made by using silk to join fronds of its host plant, which fold together and bend across each other naturally.

Other recorded food plants include ''Acoelorrhaphe.. more

Similar species: Moths And Butterflies
Species identified by Jef braund
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By Jef braund

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Uploaded Jun 5, 2018. Captured Apr 20, 2018 02:25 in 197 Rockhound Rd, The Gemfields QLD 4702, Australia.
  • Canon EOS 60D
  • f/2.8
  • 1/1024s
  • ISO100
  • 24mm