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