Butterflies of the
Family - HESPERIIDAE
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.
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.
This species is found in sunny glades and clearings in rainforest
and deciduous forest at elevations between about 100-800m.
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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