Posted in 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. 


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.


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


about to open her wings


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


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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I started blogging in an effort to keep the old brain cells alive. I'm writing a fantasy series, I take more MOOCs than I can handle, and am trying to get my Nikon D3000 off auto. I live in Victoria, Australia, with my husband and our dog, Vika.

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