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Yellow palm dart - Cephrenes trichopepla  Australia,Cephrenes trichopepla,Geotagged,Winter,Yellow palm dart Click/tap to enlarge

Yellow palm dart - Cephrenes trichopepla

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The yellow palm dart is a butterfly of the Hesperiidae family. It is found in Australia , Papua and Papua New Guinea. It has recently been recorded from Singapore and Sri Lanka.

The wingspan is about 40 mm.

The larvae feed on a wide range of palm species and it is considered a pest of coconut palm. During the day it lives in a tubular shelter made from joining palm fronds together with silk. Pupation takes place within this shelter.

Recorded foodplants include ''Archontophoenix.. more

Similar species: Moths And Butterflies
Species identified by Ernst
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Uploaded Sep 11, 2019. Captured Sep 6, 2019 16:57 in 40-44 Bundamba Ct, Mundoolun QLD 4285, Australia.
  • Canon EOS 650D
  • f/11.0
  • 1/790s
  • ISO800
  • 135mm