Darpa pteria


Darpa pteria


Darpa pteria
Male upper and underside
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Hesperiidae
Genus: Darpa
Species: D. pteria
Binomial name
Darpa pteria
(Hewitson, 1868)
Synonyms
  • Pterygospidea pteria Hewitson, 1868

Darpa pteria is a species of skipper butterfly found in Southeast Asia and parts of South Asia. Two subspecies are recognized. The nominate form is native to the Philippines and subspecies dealbata with an extended area of white in tornal area is distributed from Sundaland extending to Assam. The species if found mainly in the lowlands and the adult is fast flying and territorial, seeking sunny patches inside forest clearings.[1]

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Subspecies

  • Darpa pteria pteria (Malaya to the Philippines)[2]
  • Darpa pteria dealbata (Distant, 1886) (Assam, Burma, Thailand, Laos, Malay Peninsula, Tioman, Borneo, Sumatra, Java, Palawan)

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