Wednesday, March 14, 2012

The Grass Demon Skipper (Udaspes folus)


Photos in this post were taken in Bengkulu Sumatra Indonesia. This skipper has the common name of grass demon skipper (Udaspes folus). It has dark brown color with some white marks on the upperside of fore wing and hind wing..


This skipper has black eyes surrounded with white color around the eyes. The under side of abdomen and thorax is white, while the upper side is hairy in dark brown color. The wing span is about 40 mm. This skipper is from the family of Hesperiidae under genus of Udaspes.

Taxonomy:
Kingdom : Animalia (Animals)
Phylum : Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Class : Insecta (Insects)
Order : Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily : Hesperioidea (Skippers)
Family  :  Hesperiidae (Skippers)
Sub family : Hesperiinae (Grass skippers)
Genus : Udaspes
Species : U. folus
Binomial name : Udaspes folus (Cramer, 1775)

Reference:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Udaspes_folus

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