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Alpine Skipper

About Alpine Skipper

The Alpine Skipper is found throughout the Indo-Australian region. This includes New Zealand, Australia and southern Asia. In the early stages, the caterpillar is greenish-gray striped. It feeds on sedge which is a grass-like plant that grows in wet places. The butterfly is dark brown on the top side of the wings with yellow-orange spots. The underside of the wings are mainly yellow with a brown spotted pattern which provides camouflage when the butterfly is feeding from yellow plants.