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Pelopidas lyelli (Lyell's Swift)

Wikipedia Abstract

Lyell's Swift (Pelopidas lyelli) is a butterfly of the Hesperiidae family. It is found in New South Wales, the Northern Territory, Queensland and Western Australia, as well as Irian Jaya, Maluku, Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu.The wingspan is about 30 mm.The larvae feed on the leaves of various Poaceae species, including Sorghum bicolor, Panicum maximum, Pennisetum pedicellatum, Oryza sativa and Paspalum dilatatum. It creates a shelter by rolling a leaf of the host plant.
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Prey / Diet

Oryza sativa (rice)[1]
Paspalum dilatatum (herbe de miel)[2]



Attributes / relations provided by
1Species Interactions of Australia Database, Atlas of Living Australia, Version ala-csv-2012-11-19
2Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
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