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Bibasis sena (Moore, [1866]) – Orange-tailed Awl

Subspecies in India:

(1) Bibasis sena sena (Moore, [1866]) – Indian Orange-tailed Awl

Early Stages:
Caterpillars make cells.
Indian and global distribution:
records (based on images):
Larval Host Plants:
Combretum latifolium(Swinhoe 1913; Bell 1925a; Wynter-Blyth 1957; Robinson et al. 2010) (Combretaceae). Hiptage benghalensis (Wynter-Blyth 1957) (Malpighiaceae).

Key References:
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 > Coeliadinae > Bibasis

Cite this page along with its URL as:
Saji, K., Kalesh S. and K. Kunte. 2021. Bibasis sena (Moore, [1866]) – Orange-tailed Awl. Kunte, K., S. Sondhi, and P. Roy (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 3.24. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.
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