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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:
Maranta arundinacea (Kalesh & Prakash 2007), Indianthus virgatus (Kalesh & Prakash 2007), Stachyphrynium spicatum (Bell 1927; Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000) (Marantaceae).

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 > Psolos

Cite this page along with its URL as:
Saji, K. 2021. Psolos fuligo (Mabille, 1876) – Dusky Partwing. Kunte, K., S. Sondhi, and P. Roy (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 3.21. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.
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