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Pelopidas agna (Moore, [1866]) – Obscure Branded Swift

Subspecies in India:

(1) Pelopidas agna agna (Moore, [1866]) – Bengal Obscure Branded Swift. This is also known as the Dark Branded Swift.

Early Stages:
Indian and global distribution:
records (based on images):
Larval Host Plants:
Axonopus compressus (Kalesh & Prakash 2015), Pennisetum sp. (Naik & Mustak 2020) (Poaceae).
Poaceae (Wynter-Blyth 1957).

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.

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

Lepidoptera > Papilionoidea > Hesperiidae > Hesperiinae > Baorini > Pelopidas

Cite this page along with its URL as:
Saji, K., M. Bhakare, Manoj P., S. Bose, and M. Mukhopadhyay. 2021. Pelopidas agna (Moore, [1866]) – Obscure Branded Swift. Kunte, K., S. Sondhi, and P. Roy (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 3.24. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.
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