Home

 

 
Butterflies of the Indian subcontinent
Restricted Demon
Notocrypta curvifascia  FELDER & FELDER, 1862
Family - HESPERIIDAE
subfamily - HESPERIINAE
Tribe -

Notocrypta curvifascia Kalejnala, West Sikkim, India Adrian Hoskins

Introduction
The genus Notocrypta comprises of about 15 species variously distributed from India and Sri Lanka to China, Japan, the Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia, New Guinea and northern Australia. All are medium sized, fast flying butterflies with dark brown wings marked with whitish diagonal bands on the forewings.
Notocrypta curvifascia is found in India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, south China, Hong Kong, Japan, West Malaysia, Singapore and Sumatra.
Habitats
This species is commonly found in open forested areas at elevations between about 200-2000 metres.
Lifecycle
The larval foodplants include Alpinia, Zingiber and Curcuma ( Zingiberaceae ).
Adult behaviour
Both sexes are commonly be seen at rest on grasses or low herbage, with their wings held slightly apart.
Notocrypta curvifascia Kalejnala, West Sikkim, India Adrian Hoskins
 

 

Contact  /  About me

Butterfly-watching holidays

Trip reports

UK latest sightings

Frequently asked questions

Strange but true !

Taxonomy & Evolution

Anatomy

Lifecycle

Enemies of butterflies

Survival strategies

Migration & dispersal

Habitats - UK / Palaearctic

Habitats - Tropical rainforests

Butterfly world census

Butterflies of the World :

British Isles

Europe

Amazon & Andes

North America

temperate Asia

Africa

Indian subcontinent

Malaysia & Borneo

Papua New Guinea

Australia & N.Z.

Insects of Britain & Europe

Insects of Amazonia

Moths of the Andes

Saturniidae - Silkmoths

Caterpillars of the World

Butterfly Photography

Recommended Books

Glossary

Links

Code of practice

Copyright - text & images

Copyright - text & images

X

X

X

X

 

All photographs, artwork, text & website design are the property of Adrian Hoskins ( unless otherwise stated ) and are protected by Copyright. Photographs or text on this website must not be reproduced in part or in whole or published elsewhere without prior written consent of Adrian Hoskins / learnaboutbutterflies.com

Site hosted by Just Host