Pelopidas spp. - - Pelopidas Swifts

Subspecies in India

Eight species of Pelopidas occur in India. While some of them are easy to identify to a species level from images, some have to be inspected more closely, and a few have to be collected and dissected to inspect the male genitalia to confirm species identifications. This page hosts such images where species identities have not been determined yet. However, this image gallery will help experts on the website team as well as those externally affiliated to easily compare these images with already identified reference images and museum specimens. This will make the submitted images and other information promptly and more readily available to a broader group of experts who can review and identify hitherto unpublished images. These images will be moved to individual species pages when species identifications are confirmed by experts. Your help and comments are welcome. Email us your suggestions and insights along with relevant media codes mentioned on the images, and we will try to respond soon in most cases.
 

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

  This species is legally protected in India under Schedule II of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972.
 
StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh11
Arunachal Pradesh
Assam31
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh251245
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi311
Goa
Gujarat122
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir UT
Jharkhand
Karnataka3122113
Kerala1324111
Ladakh UT
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh11
Maharashtra211110432
Manipur
Meghalaya1
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha1
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim11
Tamil Nadu111
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh1
Uttarakhand11
West Bengal1115
Total62737927241811

Page citation

Anonymous 2022. Pelopidas spp. - – Pelopidas Swifts. In Kunte, K., S. Sondhi, and P. Roy (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 3.06. Published by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies. URL: https://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/pelopidas-pelopidas-spp, accessed 2022/09/29.