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Small Branded Swift

Pelopidas mathias mathias


Hesperiidae; Hesperiinae; Pelopidas mathias mathias Fabricius 1798. I think this is a female P. m. mathias, but there is always room for self doubt. There is a very similar ssp. in the same Genus, it is the Common Swift - Pelopidas agna agna Moore, 1866. So if anyone can offer any advice on this one, I would be grateful. Of course, I realize that one picture is not much help, but who knows? Advice is always welcome.


Spotted resting on a leaf of Paper flower (Bougainvillea spectabilis) in our front yard. This plant is very common here and it is locally known as Bogambilya.


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John B.
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John B.

Palauig, Central Luzon, Philippines

Spotted on Aug 21, 2020
Submitted on Jun 19, 2022

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