Western Brown Skipper (Motasingha dirphia)
Appearance: Both sexes dark brown with several white spots. Males with characteristic, broad sex-brand on upperside of fore wing. Hind wing underside of both sexes with central white spot and three, usually small, brown postmedian spots. Very similar to the Large Brown Skipper (Motasingha trimaculata).
Wingspan: 3.5–4.0 cm
Season: 1 generation in spring and summer.
Range: Restricted to south-western WA.
Habitat: Heathland and woodland with heath understorey; on sandy soils.
Photo: Female, Koondoola, WA, 21/10/2012.