Splendid Ochre, Buderim, Sunshine Coast, Queensland.
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SPLENDID OCHRE FACTS
The Splendid Ochre is a fairly large Skipper butterfly with orange and brown pattern above and paler orange and yellow underside. The pattern of pale spots on lower wings is distinctive. The Splendid Ochre flies rapidly near the ground during sunny periods, and rests in trees in late afternoon.
wingspan: male 37mm, female 41mm
woodland, open eucalypt forest, rainforest margins
larva often found on Lomandra longifolia and other Lomandra species.
lays eggs on tussocks. The caterpillars feed on the leaves and pupate on the plant.
coastal areas of Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria.
|Common Name:||Splendid Ochre|