Notocrypta curvifascia, Banded demon, Hesperiidae

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Notocrypta curvifascia, Banded demon, Hesperiidae

Notocrypta-curvifascia-00

Native South East Asia   Wingspan   4 cm

Notocrypta curvifascia, commonly known as the Restricted Demon, is a butterfly belonging to the family Hesperiidae. N. curvifascia is commonly found in many regions of temperate and tropical East Asia, Indonesia, and the Indian subcontinent, wherever its preferred larval host plant, Alpinia speciosa can be found.
Among butterflies, it is relatively small, at approximately 4 cm long (adult). Its wings are dark brown to black, with a white eyespot near the trailing end.

Caterpillar feed on:

Curcuma-longa

Globba-marantina

Curcuma longa

Globba marantina

Bambussa

Zingiber-casumunar

Musa

Zingiber casumunar

Alpinia-speciosa

Alpinia speciosa

 

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