Butterflies of the
Fulvous Pied Flat
Family - HESPERIIDAE
subfamily - PYRGINAE
Tribe - PYRGINI
Chilapata, West Bengal, India
© Adrian Hoskins
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.
This species is found in
rainforest, humid deciduous forest, plantations, orchards and
botanical gardens at elevations between sea level and about 600m.
The larval foodplant is Achyranthes (
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.