Butterflies of the
Family - HESPERIIDAE
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.
is found in north-east India, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia,
Vietnam, the Philippines, Malaysia, Sumatra, Borneo and Sulawesi.
This species is found in open forested areas at
elevations between about 400-1200m.
The larval foodplants include
Costus ( Costaceae ),
Maranta ( Marantaceae ),
Musa ( Musaceae ),
Hedychium and Zingiber (
Both sexes are usually seen at rest on grasses or
low herbage, with their wings held slightly apart.