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Common Name : Dark Palm Dart
Bengali Name :


Dark Palm Dart Dark Palm Dart


Scientific Name : Telicota ancilla (Moore)
Family : HESPERIIDAE
Wingspan : 34 - 36 mm
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
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