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Branded Swift

Pelopidas sp.

Description:

Hesperiidae; Hesperiinae; Pelopidas sp. "Pelopidas is a genus of skipper butterflies. They are commonly known as branded swifts or millet skippers." Wikipedia.

Habitat:

I spotted this Skipper in our vegetable plot, nectaring on Sponge Gourd (Luffa acutangula) locally known as Patola. This plant seems to be very attractive to Skippers.

Notes:

Plant identification - http://www.stuartxchange.org/Bogambilya

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John B.
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John B.

Palauig, Central Luzon, Philippines

Spotted on Oct 29, 2016
Submitted on Jun 19, 2022

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