Parnara bada


Moore 1878 - African Straight Swift

Another species which is probably more common that one would first imagine, owing to its similarity with many other plain brown species.

Flight Period

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Wingspan

28 - 36mm.

Early Stages

Only partially known.

Larval Foodplant

Apluda mutica, Bambusa spp., Oryza sativa, Saccharum officinarum, Zea mays (all Gramineae) and Colocasia esculenta (Araceae)

Range

India to China, and the Moluccas as well as the entire Malay Peninsular.