Arrhenes dschilus Plotz, 1885
(previously known as : Apaustus dschilus)
Iris Skipper

Don Herbison-Evans ( )
Stella Crossley

These Caterpillars are bluish green with an olive green dorsal stripe, a pale brown head, and two black spots on the tail. The Caterpillars feed on :

all of the family POACEAE.

The butterflies of this species are brown with orange markings. The males have a black mark on the upper surface of each forewing. They have a wingspan of about 3 cms.

Various subspecies occur in

  • New Guinea.
    The subspecies iris occurs in
  • Queensland.