Sunday, 6 February 2011

A Splendid Ochre says cheese

I took this photo a couple of days ago but it has taken awhile to identify the species, as there are a number of very similar ones in the genus, with a similar geographic range. One of the "Skippers" Genus Trapezites, this one is a Spendid Ochre Trapezites symmomus symmomus or Symmomus Skipper and was basking in the late afternoon sun on the leaf of a "Cheese Tree" Glochidion ferdinandi. The Cheese Tree gets its common name from the cheese shaped fruits that are bright red when ripe and resemble a cheese round similar to a Dutch Edam.