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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.

Early Stages:
Indian and global distribution:
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Sexual, seasonal & individual variation:
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Lepidoptera > Papilionoidea > Hesperiidae > Hesperiinae > Baorini > Parnara

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Anonymous. 2020. Parnara spp. – Parnara Swift spp.. Kunte, K., S. Sondhi, and P. Roy (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 2.73. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.
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