Hyarotis adrastus, Tree Flitter, Hesperidae

Written by on May 2, 2012 in Indonesia Butterfly with 0 Comments

Hyarotis adrastus, Tree Flitter, Hesperidae

Hyarotis-adrastus-00

Native  South East Asia   Wingspan 4-4.5 cm

Male and female, dark chocolate-brown. Upperside, forewing with three small conjugated subapical semi-transparent white spots, three similar and larger discal spots, and a fourth above them within the cell. Underside darker brown basally, paler exteriorly ; forewing with spots as above, bordered externally by a suffused dark brown streak ; hindwing with a double series of white dark brown-outer-bordered lunules crossing the middle of the wing, beyond which is a submarginal series of suffused dark brown spots. Palpi, thorax, and abdomen beneath pale greyishbrown. Legs brown. Cilia yellowish- white, spotted with pale brown.

Caterpillar feed on:  

Calamus-tetradactylus

Chrysalidocarpus-lutescens

Calamus tetradactylus

Chrysalidocarpus lutescens

Phoenix-roebelenii

Phoenix roebelenii

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