Parnara spp. – Parnara Swift spp.
Subspecies in India:
There are three species of Parnara in India: (1) Parnara ganga Evans, 1937 – Continental Swift, (2) Parnara guttatus mangala Moore, 1865 – Himalayan Straight Swift, and (3) Parnara bada bada Moore, 1878 – Oriental Variable Swift. Their species-level identification is based largely on structures of the male genitalia. Hence, they cannot be identidied easily based on external traits such as wing patterns.
Cite this page along with its URL as:
Anonymous. 2019. Parnara spp. – Parnara Swift spp.. Kunte, K., S. Sondhi, and P. Roy (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 2.65. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.