Caltoris is a genus of skipper butterflies. Like several related genera, they are called "swifts".It is found in the Indomalayan realm and the Australasian realm.[2]

Caltoris cahira
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Hesperiidae
Tribe: Baorini
Genus: Caltoris
C. Swinhoe, 1893 [1]
  • Milena Evans, 1912

Species Edit

The larvae variously feed on Poaceae, Arecaceae:-Bambusa, Imperata, Dendrocalamus, Sinarundinaria, Oryza, Saccharum.[3]

References Edit

  1. ^ Swinhoe, Charles (1893). "A List of the Lepidoptera of the Khasi Hills. Part I". Transactions of the Entomological Society of London. 1893 (3): 267-330.
  2. ^ Seitz, A. (1912-1927). Die Indo-Australien Tagfalter Grossschmetterlinge Erde. 9.
  3. ^ Robinson, Gaden S.; Ackery, Phillip R.; Kitching, Ian J.; Beccaloni, George W.; Hernández, Luis M. (2010). "Search the database - introduction and help". HOSTS - A Database of the World's Lepidopteran Hostplants. Natural History Museum, London.
  • Savela, Markku (November 28, 2015). "Caltoris Swinhoe, 1893". Lepidoptera and Some Other Life Forms. Retrieved April 7, 2020.