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Fabricius 1798 - Small Branded Swift

This is, by far, the most common of the small brown skippers, seen all over the Island.

Flight Period

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Wingspan

32 - 36mm.

Early Stages

Not fully known.

Larval Foodplant

Cymbopogon nardus, Imperata cylindrica, Oryza sativa, Paspalmum conjugatum and Saccharum officinarum (all Gramineae)

Range

Sri Lanka to Sulawesi and the Lesser Sunda Is. Other subspecies in Japan, China and New Guinea.