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Butterflies of the Indian subcontinent
Fulvous Pied Flat
Pseudocoladenia dan  FABRICIUS, 1787
Family - HESPERIIDAE
subfamily - PYRGINAE
Tribe - PYRGINI

Pseudocoladenia dan  Chilapata, West Bengal, India Adrian Hoskins

Introduction
The genus Pseudocoladenia comprises of 5 species, all of which are Oriental in distribution.
The most widely distributed species is dan, which is found in India, Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, China, Taiwan, Malaysia, Sumatra, Borneo, Sulawesi and Java.
Habitats
This species is found in rainforest, humid deciduous forest, plantations, orchards and botanical gardens at elevations between sea level and about 600m.
Lifecycle
The larval foodplant is Achyranthes ( Amaranthaceae ).
Adult behaviour

The butterflies fly rapidly and erratically around bushes and low herbage, pausing momentarily here and there to nectar, and occasionally stopping to bask on a sunlit leaf. Males sometimes imbibe mineralised moisture from damp ground.

 

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