Search by common or scientific name:

Advance search

Educational material


Lepidoptera > Papilionoidea > Hesperiidae > Hesperiinae > Aeromachini > Psolos

Psolos fuligo (Mabille, 1876) – Dusky Partwing

Subspecies in India:

(1) Psolos fuligo subfasciatus (Moore, 1878) – Indian Dusky Partwing
Indian butterfly books mention this species with its old English name, the Coon, which should be changed because it is racially offensive. We propose an alternative English name for this species – Dusky Partwing – based on its dark coloration and the fact that the forewing tips in this species are curved outward, and therefore the forewings remain parted at the tips when the butterfly is at rest (see image ai539).

Early Stages:
Indian and global distribution:
records (based on images):
Larval Host Plants:
Sexual, seasonal & individual variation:
Status, Habitat and Habits:

Lepidoptera > Papilionoidea > Hesperiidae > Hesperiinae > Aeromachini > Psolos

Cite this page along with its URL as:
Saji, K. 2020. Psolos fuligo (Mabille, 1876) – Dusky Partwing. Kunte, K., S. Sondhi, and P. Roy (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 2.74. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.
Share on facebook email page Share by email