This dark-coloured Skipper's only wing markings are a few small white spots. It is uncommon and confined to subtropical and warm temperate rainforest mainly at higher altitudes on the Great Dividing Range in Nth NSW & Sth QLD. Having only sighted it once on our property we are yet to determine if it is breeding here.
Dark Shield-skipper (Signeta tymbophora) male, Claire Cottage, Dorrigo, 2 Feb 2016, 8.57 am
7 Jan 2018, 11.00 am. Lacking any small white spots we think this is a male Dark Shield-Skipper (Signeta tymbophora).