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Lepidoptera > Papilionoidea > Hesperiidae > Hesperiinae > Taractrocerini > Oriens

Oriens goloides (Moore, [1881]) – Smaller Dartlet

Subspecies in India:

No subspecies are listed under this species. It is also known as the Indian Dartlet.

Early Stages:
Indian and global distribution:
records (based on images):
Larval Host Plants:
Axonopus compressus (V.C. Balakrishnan pers. obs. 2017), Oplismenus compositus (Kalesh & Prakash 2007), Setaria barbata (Kalesh & Prakash 2007) (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 > Oriens

Cite this page along with its URL as:
Saji, K., H. Ogale & Prashanth S. N.. 2021. Oriens goloides (Moore, [1881]) – Smaller Dartlet. Kunte, K., S. Sondhi, and P. Roy (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 3.17. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.
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