Parnara spp. – Parnara Swift spp.
Subspecies in India:
There are four species of Parnara in India:
(1) Parnara apostata debdasi Chiba & Eliot, 1991 – Himalayan Dark Straight Swift
(2) Parnara bada bada (Moore, 1878) – Oriental Grey Swift
(3) Parnara ganga Evans, 1937 – Continental Swift
(4) Parnara guttatus mangala (Moore, ) – Himalayan Straight Swift.
Their species-level identification is based largely on structures of the male genitalia. Hence, they cannot be identified easily based on external traits such as wing patterns.
Cite this page along with its URL as:
Anonymous. 2021. Parnara spp. – Parnara Swift spp.. Kunte, K., S. Sondhi, and P. Roy (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 3.17. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.