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Lidderdate's Dawnfly

Capila lidderdali


A large butterfly - wingspan: 75mm.


Till now I am not certain whether this is a butterfly -- or a moth! I would like to request friends for an early ID. Thanks.

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Lidderdale's dawnfly
Capila lidderdali Capila lidderdali - Wikipedia

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DrNamgyalT.Sherpa a year ago

Thanks Leuba for the comment.

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway a year ago

Exquisite !

DrNamgyalT.Sherpa a year ago

Thanks ornithoptera80 for the lead.
The bright markings on the forewings actually made me check on Hesperiidae, especially one of the 'Flats', however this one was too large (Wingspan: 75mm) in comparison to them. Now I'm happy after the clouds being cleared by Mark.

DrNamgyalT.Sherpa a year ago

Thanks a lot Mark for the comments, ID and the reference.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway a year ago

Very nice find sir!

Ornithoptera80 a year ago

this is a skipper butterfly Hesperiidae sp.

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Gangtok, Sikkim, India

Spotted on Jul 21, 2019
Submitted on Jul 27, 2019

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