Animal Species:Orange Palm Dart

Adult Orange Palm Dart butterflies are dark brown with either yellow or orange markings.

Adult Orange Palm Dart

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Standard Common Name

Orange Palm Dart

Identification

The caterpillars of the Orange Palm Dart are translucent blue or green

Size range

3 cm - 4 cm

Habitat

Orange Palm Darts live in urban areas, forests and woodlands.

Feeding and Diet

The Orange Palm Dart feeds on palm trees, either native or introduced. They tend to make a mess of their food supply, using silk strands to tie together palm fronds for shelter.

Classification

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

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