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Lepidoptera > Papilionoidea > Hesperiidae > Hesperiinae > Baorini > Pelopidas

Pelopidas mathias (Fabricius, 1798) – Small Branded Swift

Subspecies in India:

(1) Pelopidas mathias mathias (Fabricius, 1798) – Dakhan Small Branded Swift

Early Stages:
Indian and global distribution:
records (based on images):
Larval Host Plants:
Poaceae (Swinhoe 1913; Robinson et al. 2010), Axonopus compressus (Kalesh & Prakash 2015), Brachiaria mutica (Kalesh & Prakash 2015), Brachiaria subquadripara (Kalesh & Prakash 2015), Imperata cylindrica (V.C. Balakrishnan pers. obs. 2017), Oryza (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Robinson et al. 2010), Oryza sativa (Robinson et al. 2010), Saccharum (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Robinson et al. 2010), Saccharum officinarum (V.C. Balakrishnan pers. obs. 2017), Sorghum bicolor (Robinson et al. 2010) (Poaceae). Arecaceae (Robinson et al. 2010) and Crotalaria juncea (Robinson et al. 2010) (Fabaceae) have also been reported but need verification.

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.

Identification:
Sexual, seasonal & individual variation:
Status, Habitat and Habits:
References:

Lepidoptera > Papilionoidea > Hesperiidae > Hesperiinae > Baorini > Pelopidas


Cite this page along with its URL as:
Chandrasekharan, V. K. 2020. Pelopidas mathias (Fabricius, 1798) – Small Branded Swift. Kunte, K., S. Sondhi, and P. Roy (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 2.88. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.
http://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/sp/821/Pelopidas-mathias
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