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    Oriens goloides
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    "Common dartlet" redirects here. For the other butterfly with this common name, see Oriens gola.

    Oriens goloides, the Ceylon dartlet[1] or smaller dartlet, is a butterfly belonging to the family Hesperiidae found in India and Sri Lanka and Malay Peninsula.[1][2][3]


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    Upperside dark purple-brown. Male: forewing with a golden yellow oblique discal sinuous band followed by small costal spots before the apex; base of the costa and cell, and two spots at its end also of the same colour; hindwing with a medial discal sinuous golden-yellow band, the hairy scales extending to the base also yellow. Cilia golden yellow. Underside with less distinct markings as above: costa and apex of forewing and the hindwing suffused with yellow. Body and legs golden-yellow; palpi and front of thorax beneath saffron-yellow. Female: differs only in the discal band being narrow; and not having the yellow costal streak.Edward Yerbury Watson[4]

    "Nearest allied species is Oriens gola. Differs from it on both sides in the narrower discal band of the forewing, the band being also disconnected from the costal spots; the band of the hindwing is also narrower." (Frederic Moore)

    The larvae are known to feed on Axonopus compressus and Oplismenus compositus.[5]


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    2. ^ Savela, Markku. "Oriens goloides (Moore, [1881])". Lepidoptera and Some Other Life Forms. Retrieved July 2, 2018.
    3. ^ Evans, W. H. (1949). A Catalogue of the Hesperiidae from Europe, Asia, and Australia in the British Museum. London: British Museum (Natural History). Department of Entomology. pp. 371–372.
    4. ^ Watson, E. Y. (1891). Hesperiidae Indicae: being a reprint of descriptions of the Hesperiidae of India, Burma, and Ceylon. Madras: Vest and Company. p. 60.
    5. ^ Kalesh, S & S K Prakash (2007). "Additions of the larval host plants of butterflies of the Western Ghats, Kerala, Southern India (Rhopalocera, Lepidoptera): Part 1". Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society. 104 (2): 235–238.

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