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Caprona ransonnettii

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Kingdom  Animalia
Family  Hesperiidae
Scientific name  Caprona ransonnetti
Rank  Species
Class  Insecta
Genus  Caprona
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Butterflies and moths
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Similar  Caprona, Coladenia indrani, Spialia galba, Sarangesa dasahara, Celaenorrhinus ambareesa

Caprona ransonnettii, commonly known as the golden angle, is a butterfly belonging to the family Hesperiidae.

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Range

It occurs in Sri Lanka, Odisha and in the Nilgiri mountains.

Description

In 1891, Edward Yerbury Watson gave this detailed description:

Upperside fuliginous ochreous-brown. Male; forewing with three small semi-transparent white spots before the apex (and sometimes one or two very minute spots obliquely below them), two spots within end of the cell, a slender spot between the upper and middle median veins, a larger spot between the latter vein and submedian, and followed below it by two small obliquely disposed spots; a marginal double row of pale indistinct small lunules; hindwing with a broad medial discal macular pale ochreous band traversed by brown veins and a spot within end of the cell, the outer discal area suffused with grey-brown. Cilia alternated with white. Female; forewing with the spots and marginal lunules, and the macular band on hindwing more prominent, the latter also more distinctly bordered with grey. Underside: forewing paler brown; the basal area greyish-white, the spots with clouded black outer borders; hindwing greyish-white, the outer margin only being brown, traversed by a curved discal series of small blackish spots.

A. tayloriiC. tissa

References

Caprona ransonnettii Wikipedia


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