Butterflies & Moths, Sally D's Mobile Photography Challenge

Butterfly: Ocybadistes walkeri sothis

The Yellow-banded Dart  is a skipper butterfly, named for their darting nature. Last year, when I first noticed one, I thought it was a grasshopper whipping by. 

 

skippermint

Looks like baby darts to the left.

 

Other names: Greenish Grass-dart, Green Grass-dart, Southern Dart.   The Ocybadistes walkeri sothis is the only sub-species found in Victoria. Also found in the Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, and Tasmania.

 

skippermint2

this one is a female, the male has a little more colour under the wings

 

skippermint3

about to open her wings

 

I was gobsmacked when I saw that this butterfly has FOUR wings!

 

skipper4a

on mint flowers

 

I’m dishing these up for Sally D’s Mobile Photography Challenge. The first Monday in the month is Nature. Nearly all my photos are that theme already. Taken with the Nokia Lumia 520 Windows phone, cropped and reduced.

I hope you are having a great weekend.  Thanks for dropping by.   🙂

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