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Erionota torus

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Insecta
Family  Hesperiidae
Rank  Species
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Lepidoptera
Genus  Erionota
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Similar  Erionota, Suastus gremius, Udaspes folus, Badamia exclamationis, Notocrypta curvifascia

Erionota torus larvae hatching from its egg


Erionota torus, the rounded palm-redeye, Sikkim palm dart, Sikkim palm red-eye and banana skipper, is a butterfly of the Hesperiidae family. It was described by William Harry Evans in 1941. It is found from India (Sikkim) to Burma, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Malaysia, Singapore and China. It has also been recorded from Taiwan.

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The wingspan is 65–70 mm. Adults have been recorded on wing in April to November. They feed on flowers nectar of banana trees.

Erionota torus ButterflyCircle Checklist

The larvae feed on Musa coccina, Musa formosana, Musa nana, Musa sapientum, Musa uranoscopos and Cocos nucifera. They make leaf shelters. The larvae reach a length of about 50 mm. Pupation occurs inside the leaf shelter.

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