Hasora khoda

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Large banded awl
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Hesperiidae
Genus: Hasora
Species: H. khoda
Binomial name
Hasora khoda
(Mabille , 1876)[1]

Hasora khoda, the large banded awl,[2][3] is a butterfly belonging to the family Hesperiidae which is found in India, parts of Southeast Asia and Australia.


The large banded awl is found in India in Assam (Cachar) and the Andaman islands eastwards to Myanmar, Thailand, the Philippines, Sulawesi, New Caledonia and Australia.[3][4]

The type locality is New Caledonia.[3]


Very rare.[4]


The larva has been recorded on Callerya megasperma and Wisteria sinensis.[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Card for Hasora khoda in LepIndex. Accessed 12 October 2007.
  2. ^ TOL web page on genus Hasora
  3. ^ a b c d Markku Savela's website on Lepidoptera. Page on genus Hasora.
  4. ^ a b Evans, W.H. (1932). The Identification of Indian Butterflies (2nd ed.). Mumbai, India: Bombay Natural History Society. p. 315, ser no I 1.14.