(one synonym : Paranara kuyaniana Matsumura, 1919)
HESPERIINAE, HESPERIIDAE, HESPERIOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of K.Saji, Butterflies of India)
These Caterpillars are green, and have a dark dorsal line each side of which is a pale line. They feed on various plants from the family POACEAE including:
They live and pupate in a shelter constructed from a rolled leaf of their food plant.
The wings of the adult butterflies are brown, fading to yellow at the base, and have white spots on the forewings. The adults have a wingspan of about 3 cms.
This species occurs across south-east Asia, including
as well as in Australia in
Further reading :
Michael F. Braby, Butterflies of Australia, CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne 2000, vol. 1, pp. 246-247.
(updated 12 November 2001, 22 September 2013)