Barred Skipper

Dispar compacta

"Dispar compacta", the dispar skipper or barred skipper, is a butterfly of the family Hesperiidae. It is found in the Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia and Victoria.
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Appearance

The wingspan is about 30 mm. Adults are on wing from January to April.

Food

The larvae feed on "Gahnia", "Lomandra" and "Poa" species, including "Poa tenera". They construct a shelter made from leaves and silk at the base of their host plant in which they rest during the day.

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Taxonomy
KingdomAnimalia
DivisionArthropoda
ClassInsecta
OrderLepidoptera
FamilyHesperiidae
GenusDispar
SpeciesD. compacta
Photographed in
Australia