Pelopidas mathias (Fabricius, 1798)

Sidat, Azaz & Bhatt, Urjit, 2020, Annotated checklist of butterflies of Ankleshwar-an industrial town in Gujarat, India, Check List 16 (4), pp. 997-1015 : 1012

publication ID

https://doi.org/ 10.15560/16.4.997

DOI

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5469730

persistent identifier

https://treatment.plazi.org/id/03C08795-FFEE-9749-333E-06FBFD9B6BD9

treatment provided by

Marcus

scientific name

Pelopidas mathias (Fabricius, 1798)
status

 

Pelopidas mathias (Fabricius, 1798)

Small Branded Swift

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Material examined. INDIA • Gujarat, Bharuch district, Ankleshwar; transects T-01, T-02, T-03, T-08 ( Table 1); agricultural hedges or barren/discarded lands.

Identification. Resembles Pelopidas agna , but lower central spots on upper forewing squarish, not linear; an imaginary straight line through two cell spots in male crosses brand near its midpoint; unlike Pelopidas mathias , male brand is black; upper hindwing may be pale or spotted; five small spots usually present and one in cell, or none at all on under hindwing; grey patched in dryseason form on underside; female similar to Pelopidas agna and Pelopidas subochracea .

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Lepidoptera

Family

Hesperiidae

Genus

Pelopidas