Pelopidas mathias (Fabricius, 1798)


South India, Tranquebar
Male. Upperside olive brown : forewing with two small yellowish semi-transparent spots within end of cell, three before the apex, and in the male three oblique discal spots followed by a dark-bordered slender straight impressed glandular streak : hindwing with one or two very indistinct pale discal spots. Female with five discal spots in the forewing, and four or five in the hindwing. Underside paler ; markings more distinct ; hindwing also with a spot at upper end of the cell.

36 - 40 mm
Black Branded Swift
Dark Small-branded Swift
Lesser Millet Skipper
Small Branded Swift
隱紋谷弄蝶
チャバネセセリ
제주꼬마팔랑나비

Primary host-plants

FamilyLatin nameVernacular name
PoaceaeAndropogonBeard grass
CymbopogonLemon grass
DigitariaCrabgrass
OryzaRice
PaspalumPaspalums
SaccharumSugarcane
Sorghum
ZeaTeosinte
Distribution
Images
Adult, upperside.

© Albert Lau
China, Hongkong
Male, upperside.

© Tony Pittaway
China, Hangzhou
Adult, underside.

© Albert Lau
China, Hongkong
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