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Telicota colon (Fabricius, 1775) – Pale Palm-Dart

Subspecies in India:

(1) Telicota colon colon (Fabricius, 1775) – Indian Pale Palm-Dart
(2) Telicota colon stinga Evans, 1949 – Malayan Pale Palm-Dart
(3) Telicota colon kala (Evans, 1934) – Andaman Pale Palm-Dart

Early Stages:
Indian and global distribution:
records (based on images):
Larval Host Plants:
Bambusa (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000), Bambusa vulgaris (Kalesh & Prakash 2007), Ochlandra travancorica (Kalesh & Prakash 2007), Oryza (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000), Phragmites karka (Kalesh & Prakash 2015), Saccharum (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000) (Poaceae).

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 > Taractrocerini > Telicota

Cite this page along with its URL as:
Naik, D. 2021. Telicota colon (Fabricius, 1775) – Pale Palm-Dart. Kunte, K., S. Sondhi, and P. Roy (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 3.17. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.
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