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Painted Swift - Baoris farri pencilliata
Male: 40-45mm. Paint-brush like long scales on the upper side hind wings over the entire cell. It appears as a large dark patch. Hyaline spots on upper side forewing, never inside cell. The spots are in interspaces 2, 3, 4, 6, 7 and 8. The ones on 8 being the smallest. In other specimens, the last 3 spots are entirely lacking. On under side forewing, there is a yellow brown oval band on either side of the middle of vein 1 against a polished background. The under side ground colour is chocolate to slate brown.
Female: 42-48mm. Forewing upper sides with more spots than the male, usually on interspaces 1 to 4 and then on 6 to 8. Very similar to female Caltoris kumara lanka but differs from it in the ground colour of the under sides - it is greenish brown and is a darker tint and is unspotted.
Blank Swift - Caltoris kumara lanka
Male: 40-45mm. No spot in cell of forewing. Unmarked hind wing. Spots in interspaces 2, 3, 4, 6 and 7. Some or all of the last three may be obsolete. On the under side no spots on interspace 1 of forewing. If present it is rare and quite small and diffuse.
Female: 42-48mm. Spots in interspaces 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7 and 8. Spot on 8 frequently missing. Sometimes a small spot on interspce 1 just below vein 2. On the under side, a diffuse spot on interspace 1of forewing, often another smaller one touching vein2. If present it is rare and quite small.
Under sides always unspotted.
Philippine Swift - Caltoris phillipina seriata
Male: . 36-42 mm. Long narrow wings. Upper side forewing with spots in interspaces 1, 2, 3, 4, 6 and 7. Sometimes an additional minute dot in 1, just below vein 2. No spots in cell. Under side: As on upper side but always with 2 diffuse spots in 1. Greenish ground colour.
Female: 42-45mm. Upper side forewing with spots in interspaces 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7 and 8. The last spot often absent. No spot on cell. Sometimes an additional minute dot in 1, just below vein 2. Under sides with 2 large diffuse spots in interspace 1, the lower one always larger..
Wallace's Swift - Pelopidas cinnara
Little Branded Swift - Pelopidas agna agna
Small Branded Swift - Pelopidas mathias mathias
Large Branded Swift - Pelopidas thrax subochracea
Conjoined Swift - Pelopidas conjuncta narooa
Smallest Swift - Panara bada
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