Blue-faced Honeyeaters and Palm Trees

Subject: Blue-faced Honeyeaters and Palm Trees
Date: Wed, 20 Aug 2003 23:29:17 +1000
No Blue-faced HEs down here in "my" patch of the City of
Bayside, SE Melbourne, but the Orange Palm-dart arrived a
few years ago.  See "The Orange Palm Dart Skipper Cephrenes
augiades sperthias (Faber) in Melbourne"  Victorian
Naturalist, 1999

That arrival was clearly associated with imports of palms
from eastern  coastal Australia. So this butterfly could go
practically anywhere in Australia with the plants.

Incidentally English is the only (?) European languages
which distinguishes between butterflies and moths. Good on
us but some would put the Skippers into a third category of

Michael Norris
Hampton, Victoria  38° 56' S  145° 1' E

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