Heath Sand or Chaostola Skipper, Antipodia chaostola
Late November, 2007
Image by Elizabeth Daley, used with permission.
Larval retreat of Chaostola Skipper, Antipodia chaostola
Early September 2012
Peter Murrell Reserve, Blackmans Bay
The larva of this species form a teepee of leaves on a Gahnia plant. The entrance hole is at the bottom of the retreat, and the larvae point downwards. It has a two year life cycle.