Monday, 17 August 2015

102. Udaspes folus (The Grass Demon)

Number: 112
Family: Hesperiidae
Sub-Family: Hesperiinae
Species: Udaspes folus (Cramer, [1775])
Common name(s): The Grass Demon
Photography location: Tam Dao foothills (Vinh Phuc Prov.), Hanoi City

The Grass Demon is widespread in the Oriental Region but not necessarily common. Occurs in lowland forests as well as semicleared partly cultivated areas around villages. 

A specimen from Tam Dao

  Another specimen, from Hanoi City this one, found in a small wooded patch surrounded by agricultural fields. It was feeding on cycada urine, called ‘honey dew’

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