Animal Species:Common Dart Butterfly

The Common Dart is easily spotted in Sydney gardens with its orange and yellow wing patterns.

Common Dart, Ocybadistes flavovittatus

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Standard Common Name

Common Dart

Size range

2 cm

Habitat

The Common Dart lives in urban gardens, forests and woodlands, heath.

Seasonality

The Common Dart is usually seen flying from September to May.

Life cycle

The eggs of the Common Dart are laid individually on a blade of grass and when the small, green caterpillars emerge they are well camouflaged among the grass.

Classification

Species:
flavovittatus
Genus:
Ocybadistes
Subfamily:
Hesperiinae
Family:
Hesperiidae
Superfamily:
Hesperioidea
Order:
Lepidoptera
Class:
Insecta
Subphylum:
Uniramia
Phylum:
Arthopoda
Kingdom:
Animalia

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