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Butterflies of the Indian subcontinent
Forest Bob
Scobura isota  SWINHOE, 1893
Family - HESPERIIDAE
subfamily - HESPERIINAE
Tribe -
Scobura isota, West Bengal, India  Adrian Hoskins
Introduction
The Hesperiinae are a vast subfamily, characterised by their wide heads, large eyes, thick bodies, and their habit of basking with their forewings held at a 45 angle, and hindwings held horizontally. There are about 400 Hesperiinae in the Oriental region.
The genus Scobura comprises of about 10 species, distributed variously across the Oriental region.
Scobura isota is found in north-east India, Bhutan, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, peninsular Malaysia and Vietnam.
Habitats
This species is found in sunny glades and clearings in rainforest and deciduous forest at elevations between about 100-800m.
Lifecycle
To be completed.
Adult behaviour
Both sexes can be seen darting about in the sunshine in grassy habitats within forest, often settling on bushes or low herbage to rest. When at rest they usually keep their wings held erect.
 

 

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