Pelopidas agna (Moore, [1866]) - Obscure Branded Swift

Subspecies in India

(1) Pelopidas agna agna (Moore, [1866]) – Bengal Obscure Branded Swift.

Taxonomic Information

This is also known as the Dark Branded Swift.

Conservation and Special status

This species is not legally protected in India under any schedules of WildLife (Protection) Act, 1972.

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands UT
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh2
Assam1111
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh12122
Dadra & Nagar Haveli UT
Daman & Diu UT
Delhi
Goa119
Gujarat
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir UT
Jharkhand
Karnataka1221511
Kerala2161162
Ladakh UT
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh1
Maharashtra123512251414
Manipur1
Meghalaya11
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Puducherry UT
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim1
Tamil Nadu322
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh11
Uttarakhand
West Bengal13142
Total2165391750452612

Axonopus compressus, Oryza sativa (Nitin Kawthankar pers. obs. 2022), Urochloa setigera (Abhishek Rane pers. obs. 2023) (Poaceae).

Key Reference:
Nitin, R., V. C. Balakrishnan, P. V. Churi, S. Kalesh, S. Prakash, and K. Kunte. 2018. Larval host plants of the butterflies of the Western Ghats, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa, 10(4): 11495–11550.

For the complete list of larval host plants of Indian butterflies, see the page on larval host plants.

Page citation

Saji, K., M. Bhakare, Manoj P., S. Bose, M. Mukhopadhyay, and A. Rane 2024. Pelopidas agna (Moore, [1866]) – Obscure Branded Swift. In Kunte, K., S. Sondhi, and P. Roy (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 4.12. Published by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies. URL: https://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/pelopidas-agna, accessed 2024/03/02.