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Lepidoptera > Papilionoidea > Hesperiidae > Hesperiinae > Baorini > Caltoris

Caltoris philippina (Herrich-Schäffer, 1869) – Philippine Swift

Subspecies in India:

(1) Caltoris philippina philippina (Herrich-Schäffer, 1869) – Continental Philippine Swift

  This species is legally protected in India under Schedule II of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972.

Early Stages:
Indian and global distribution:
records (based on images):
Larval Host Plants:
Bambusa (Wynter-Blyth 1957), Bambusa vulgaris (Kalesh & Prakash 2015), Ochlandra travancorica (Kalesh S. pers. obs. 2017), Oryza (Wynter-Blyth 1957) (Poaceae). Arecaceae (Wynter-Blyth 1957) has been reported but needs verification.

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:

  This species is legally protected in India under Schedule II of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972.

References:

Lepidoptera > Papilionoidea > Hesperiidae > Hesperiinae > Baorini > Caltoris


Cite this page along with its URL as:
Anonymous. 2020. Caltoris philippina (Herrich-Schäffer, 1869) – Philippine Swift. Kunte, K., S. Sondhi, and P. Roy (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 2.75. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.
http://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/sp/2890/Caltoris-philippina
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