Contiguous Swift

Polytremis lubricans
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Polytremis lubricans, the contiguous swift, is a butterfly belonging to the family Hesperiidae. It is found in the Indomalayan realm.

Contiguous Swift

Polytremis lubricans
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Scientific classification

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

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Frederic Moore (1878) gives a detailed description for Hesperia toona: "Male. Differs in the fore wings being slightly more elongate, the hind wing more convex exteriorly, and the anal angle less lobed ; markings above similar, those on the fore wing narrower, the spot between the. median branches elongated and extending to their basal angle ; those on the hind wing very small, the outer spot crossed by a vein. Underside browuish-ochreous ; base of fore wing slightly dusky-ochreous ; markings as above." - Frederic Moore


The larva on feeds on Imperata, Microstegium, Miscanthus