Other Common Names
Croites Skipper

This species eluded me when I first went to Perth in 2008, but I was fortunate enough to find it in 2016. I saw several pale form specimens in one area at Quairading, whilst looking unsuccessfully for Mesodina hayi. The females were clerly larger than the males, flying relatively slowly and landing frequently. The smaller males zipped around at high speed, usually just a few inches off the ground, landing briefly before chasing each other in territorial disputes.
A few days later I briefly glimpsed one dark form individual at Port Kennedy. The upperside looked pretty much the same as the Quairading specimens, but the marking on the underside were darker.

Quairading, Port Kennedy (WA) - Oct/Nov 2016