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Lepidoptera > Papilionoidea > Hesperiidae > Hesperiinae > Aeromachini > Suastus

Suastus minuta (Moore, 1877) – Small Palm Bob

Subspecies in India:

(1) Suastus minuta bipunctus Swinhoe, 1894 – Sahyadri Small Palm Bob
(2) Suastus minuta aditia Evans, 1943 – Himalayan Small Palm Bob
(3) Suastus minuta aditus Moore, 1884 – Andaman Small Palm Bob

Early Stages:
Indian and global distribution:
records (based on images):
Larval Host Plants:
Calamus brandisii (Kalesh S. pers. obs. 2017), Calamus rotang (V.C. Balakrishnan pers. obs. 2017), Calamus travancoricus (Kalesh S. pers. obs. 2017), Caryota urens(V.C. Balakrishnan pers. obs. 2017),Cocos nucifera (V.C. Balakrishnan pers. obs. 2017),Phoenix loureiroi (V.C. Balakrishnan pers. obs. 2017), (Arecaceae).

Key Reference:
Nitin, R., V. C. Balakrishnan, P. V. Churi, S. Kalesh, S. Prakash, and K. Kunte. 2018. Larval host plants of the butterflies of the Western Ghats, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa, 10:11495–11550.

For the complete list of larval host plants of Indian butterflies, see the page on larval host plants.

Identification:
Sexual, seasonal & individual variation:
Status, Habitat and Habits:
References:

Lepidoptera > Papilionoidea > Hesperiidae > Hesperiinae > Aeromachini > Suastus


Cite this page along with its URL as:
Chandrashekharan, V. K. and Prashanth S. N.. 2020. Suastus minuta (Moore, 1877) – Small Palm Bob. Kunte, K., S. Sondhi, and P. Roy (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 2.76. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.
http://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/sp/1085/Suastus-minuta
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