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|Pelopidas mathias, also known as the Small Branded Swift, is a butterfly belonging to the family Hesperiidae or Skippers.|
The range of the species is wide, including Tropical Africa, Arabia, India, Ceylon, Burma, Madagascar, Korea and Japan.
The race resident is Japan is named P. m. oberthueri Evans. Its larva has been reported on Miscanthus sinensis, M. floridulum, Brachiaria mutica, Imperata cylindrica, Paspalum conjugatum
This description from Wikipedia, for what it is worth. Male. Upperside olive brown : forewing with two small yellowish semi-transparent spots within end of cell, three before the apex, and in the male three oblique discal spots followed by a dark-bordered slender straight impressed glandular streak : hindwing with one or two very indistinct pale discal spots. Female with five discal spots in the forewing, and four or five in the hindwing. Underside paler ; markings more distinct ; hindwing also with a spot at upper end of the cell. Expanse 1.6 inch.
This individual was captured feeding in a park in urban Kyoto. The image has been cropped, resized and sharpened for TN
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Excellent shot of this Small Branded Swift,
Great composition,BG and POV,Welldone.