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Veined Dart
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Hesperiidae
Genus: Actinor
Watson, 1893
Species: A. radians
Binomial name
Actinor radians
(Moore, 1878)
  • Halpe radians Moore, 1878

The Veined Dart, Actinor radians,[1] is a butterfly belonging to the family Hesperiidae, Actinor being a monotypic Himalayan genus.[2]


Male. Upperside luteous-brown, basal hairy scales yellow. Cilia cinereous-white : forewing with a pale-yellow constricted spot at end of the cell, and an irregular transverse continuous discal band of spots with their lower angles continued outward along the veins ; hindwing with a yellow streak at end of the cell and a short discal band with outer rays. Underside paler, minutely speckled with yellowish-white ; forewing as above, the hind margin being also broadly yellow ; hindwing with a subbasal spot, all the veins, and two (a median and a discal) transverse sinuous bands pale yellow. Palpi, body beneath and legs yellowish-white.

—Watson, E. Y., Under Halpe radians 1891. Hesperiidae Indicae.[3]

Wing expanse of 1.5 inches.


The butterfly occurs from Chitral to Kumaon in the Himalayas up to 4000 ft.[4]


Not Rare.[4]

Cited references[edit]

  1. ^ Marrku Savela's Website on Lepidoptera Page on Actinor genus.
  2. ^ Brower, Andrew V. Z. 2007. Actinor Watson 1893. Actinor radians (Moore 1878). Version 4 March 2007 (under construction). [1] in The Tree of Life Web Project.
  3. ^ Watson, E. Y. 1891. Hesperiidae Indicae. Vest and co. Madras
  4. ^ a b Evans,W.H.(1932) The Identification of Indian Butterflies, ser no I86.1, pp 396.

See also[edit]


  • Evans, W.H. (1932) The Identification of Indian Butterflies. (2nd Ed), Bombay Natural History Society, Mumbai, India
  • Marrku Savela's Website on Lepidoptera [2].
  • Tree of Life Web Project [3].
  • Wynter-Blyth, M.A. (1957) Butterflies of the Indian Region, Bombay Natural History Society, Mumbai, India.