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Lepidoptera > Papilionoidea > Hesperiidae > Hesperiinae > Baorini > Caltoris

Caltoris kumara (Moore, 1878) – Blank Swift

Subspecies in India:

(1) Caltoris kumara kumara (Moore, 1878) – Sahyadri Blank Swift

Early Stages:
Indian and global distribution:
records (based on images):
Larval Host Plants:
Poaceae (Robinson et al. 2010), Bambusa (Swinhoe 1913; Wynter-Blyth 1957), Bambusa vulgaris (Kalesh & Prakash 2015), Bambusa tuldoides (V.C. Balakrishnan pers. obs. 2017), Imperata cylindrica (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Robinson et al. 2010), Ochlandra scriptoria (Kalesh & Prakash 2015), Ochlandra travancorica (Kalesh & Prakash 2015), Oryza sativa (Davidson et al. 1891) (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 > Baorini > Caltoris

Cite this page along with its URL as:
Saji, K and H. Ogale. 2021. Caltoris kumara (Moore, 1878) – Blank Swift. Kunte, K., S. Sondhi, and P. Roy (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 3.17. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.
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