Tree Flitter

Hyarotis adrastus
Hyarotis adrastus
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Hyarotis adrastus, the tree flitter, is a butterfly belonging to the family Hesperiidae found in South Asia and Southeast Asia.

Tree Flitter

Hyarotis adrastus

Is Tree Flitter harmful?

There is no data about harmful of this species. Don't forget to be careful.

Sientific classification

kingdom: Animalia
phylum: Arthropoda
class: Insecta
order: Lepidoptera
family: Hesperiidae
genus: Hyarotis


"Male and female, dark chocolate-brown. Upperside, forewing with three small conjugated subapical semi-transparent white spots, three similar and larger discal spots, and a fourth above them within the cell. Underside darker brown basally, paler exteriorly; forewing with spots as above, bordered externally by a suffused dark brown streak; hindwing with a double series of white dark brown-outer-bordered lunules crossing the middle of the wing, beyond which is a submarginal series of suffused dark brown spots. Palpi, thorax, and abdomen beneath pale greyishbrown. Legs brown. Cilia yellowish- white, spotted with pale brown." - Edward Yerbury Watson



Bengal. (Moore in P. Z. S.) Recorded from Ceylon (Hutchison, Wade, Mackwood); Andamans, Cachar (Wood-Mason and de Nicéville); Sikkim (de Nicéville; Elwes); Calcutta (de Nicéville); Kumaon (Doherty); Kangra, N.-W. Himalayas (Moore) Orissa (Taylor); Nilgiris (Hampson).Burma, Andamans, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Hainan, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Tioman, Singapore, Borneo, Sumatra, Java, Palawan, Philippines.