Dark Palm Dart
- Common Name : Dark Palm Dart
- Scientific Name : Telicota ancilla (Moore)
- Family : HESPERIIDAE
- Wingspan : 34-36mm
- Colour : Black butterfly with orange bands on the forewings.
- Habit : Flies very strongly and swiftly. Basks in the morning, sitting low on the grass-blades or bushes. Its proboscis is falirly long and therefore it has access to flowers with long corolla tubes, such as Andrographis, Lantana, Tridax etc.
- Larval Host Plants : Oryza sativa, Bamboos, Saccharum sp.
- Location : Throughout West Bengal