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Banana skipper

Scientific Name
Erionota thrax
Scientific Author
(Linnaeus, 1767)
Taxonomy
(Lepidoptera: Hesperiidae)
Status
Exotic Regulated Pest - absent from Australia
Exotic Regulated Pest - absent from Australia
Reliability
High
High
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Diagnostic Images

Lateral female view
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PNG: Western Province Kiunga, 8 Nov 2003, D.P.A. Sands
Source
Ken Walker Museums Victoria
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Diagnostic Notes

Sexes similar, 31-37mm across wings, apex acute, termin straight; shape of the spots on the forewings is characteristic and can be used to distinguish from closely related species such a E. torus, E. acroleuca apex and E. sybiritia.

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Author
Walker, K.
Created
27/05/2005 04:28 AEST
Last Updated
29/11/2021 17:04 AEST
Citation
Walker, K. (2005) Banana skipper (Erionota thrax) Updated on 11/29/2021 5:04:59 PM Available online: PaDIL - http://www.padil.gov.au.
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