, commonly called as the Striped Dawnfly
, is a species of hesperid butterfly
found in tropical Asia
The butterfly is found in India
, Northeast Bengal
and is also found in Laos
Watson (1891) states:
The type locality is Darjeeling.
- See glossary for terms used.
Watson (1891) gives a detailed description, shown below:
"Male and female brown. Upperside base of wings clothed with orange-yellow hairs ; both wings with a narrow longitudinal semitransparent streak between the veins, the discoidal cell having two streaks, and a third but short streak arising from the extremity. Thorax, head, and palpi, orange-yellow. Abdomen brown, with narrow white segmental bands ; third joint of palpi and a few surrounding hairs and a spot on forehead brown. Underside paler brown, the semitransparent streaks being less prominent. Body and legs brown. Female similar, but with the thorax and base of wings brown.''
He also states:
- (1932) The Identification of Indian Butterflies. 2nd Ed, (i to x, pp454, Plates I to XXXII), Bombay Natural History Society, Mumbai, India.
- (1891) Hesperiidae indicae: being a reprint of descriptions of the Hesperiidae of India, Burma, and Ceylon.. Vest and Co. Madras.
- (1957) Butterflies of the Indian Region, Bombay Natural History Society, Mumbai, India.
- , , & (Editors). 2003. The Global Lepidoptera Names Index (LepIndex). World Wide Web electronic publication. (accessed 22 September 2007).
- (2007). Capila Moore 1866. Version 04 March 2007 (under construction). http://tolweb.org/Capila/95329/2007.03.04 in The Tree of Life Web Project, http://tolweb.org/
- Website on Lepidoptera (accessed 22 September 2007)