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Lepidoptera > Papilionoidea > Hesperiidae > Hesperiinae > Aeromachini > Quedara

Quedara basiflava (de Nicéville, [1889]) – Yellow-base Flitter

Subspecies in India:

There are no subspecies listed under this species. It is also known as the Golden Flitter.

Early Stages:
Indian and global distribution:
records (based on images):
Larval Host Plants:
Calamus hookerianus (Kalesh & Prakash 2015), Calamus pseudofeanus (Kunte 2006, 2008b), Calamus rotang (Kunte 2006, 2008b), Calamus thwaitesii (Kunte 2006, 2008b) (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.

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

Lepidoptera > Papilionoidea > Hesperiidae > Hesperiinae > Aeromachini > Quedara

Cite this page along with its URL as:
Kunte, K. and K. Saji. 2021. Quedara basiflava (de Nicéville, [1889]) – Yellow-base Flitter. Kunte, K., S. Sondhi, and P. Roy (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 3.17. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.
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