Aeromachus pygmaeus

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Pygmy grass-hopper
Pygmy Scrub-hopper Aeromachus pygmaeus.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Hesperiidae
Genus: Aeromachus
Species: A. pygmaeus
Binomial name
Aeromachus pygmaeus
(Fabricius, 1775)

Aeromachus pygmaeus, the pygmy scrub-hopper or pygmy grass-hopper, is a butterfly belonging to the family Hesperiidae. The species range is Nilgiris, Wynaad, Coorg, Kanara, Assam to Burma and Thailand.

The larvae feed on Ischaemum indicum.[1]


  1. ^ 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". J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc. 104 (2): 235–238.