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Lepidoptera > Papilionoidea > Hesperiidae > Pyrginae > Tagiadini > Tapena

Tapena thwaitesi Moore, [1881] – Black Angle

Subspecies in India:

No subspecies are listed under this species. Evans (1932) had initially treated thwaitesi (Sri Lankan) and hampsoni (southern Indian) as distinct subspecies, but later synonymized hampsoni with thwitesi (Evans 1949).

Early Stages:
Indian and global distribution:
records (based on images):
Larval Host Plants:
Dalbergia latifolia (Davidson et al. 1897; Swinhoe 1912; Bell 1924), Dalbergia rubiginosa (Bell 1924), Dalbergia pinnata (Davidson et al. 1897; Swinhoe 1913; Bell 1924) Dalbergia volubilis (Davidson et al. 1897; Swinhoe 1913) (Fabaceae).

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 > Pyrginae > Tagiadini > Tapena

Cite this page along with its URL as:
Saji, K and K. Kunte. 2022. Tapena thwaitesi Moore, [1881] – Black Angle. Kunte, K., S. Sondhi, and P. Roy (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 3.28. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.
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