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Lepidoptera > Papilionoidea > Hesperiidae > Hesperiinae > Aeromachini > Baracus

Baracus hampsoni Elwes & Edwards, 1897 – Malabar Hedge Hopper

Subspecies in India:

No subspecies are listed under this species. It is also known as the Hampson's Hedge Hopper, and classified as a subspecies of the Sri Lankan Baracus vittatus Felder, 1862 by many authors.

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Indian and global distribution:

This species is endemic to the Western Ghats. It was previously known from Goa southward to Kalakad-Mundanthurai TR in Tamil Nadu. Two recent records by Hemant Ogale and Vikram Gupchup from Amboli (Sindhudurg District) and Amba (Kolhapur District), both in south-western Maharashtra and made on 2011/08/20, constitute a range extension of this species into Maharashtra (see image numbers ai360-ai362, ai386).

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Lepidoptera > Papilionoidea > Hesperiidae > Hesperiinae > Aeromachini > Baracus


Cite this page along with its URL as:
Saji, K., V. Gupchup and H. Ogale. 2017. Baracus hampsoni Elwes & Edwards, 1897 – Malabar Hedge Hopper. Kunte, K., P. Roy, S. Kalesh and U. Kodandaramaiah (eds.). Butterflies of India, v. 2.24. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.
http://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/sp/722/Baracus-hampsoni
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