|Pale small-branded swift|
Pelopidas thrax, the pale small-branded swift, millet skipper or white branded swift, is a butterfly belonging to the family Hesperiidae. It is found in Greece, western and south-western Turkey, Israel, Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, Arabia, Africa, Kashmir (northern Pakistan) and the far east. In Greece, it is only known from Samos, Chios, and Rhodes, where it is found at altitudes of sea level to 75 meters.
In Greece, adults are on wing in June. In Turkey, two generations were recorded, the first from May to July, the second from late September to mid October.
The larvae are known to feed on Panicum miliaceum in northern Africa. Larvae of subspecies P. t. inconspicua have been recorded feeding on Imperata arundinacea, Ehrharta erecta, Oryza and Imperata species.
- Pelopidas thrax thrax
- Pelopidas thrax inconspicua (Bertolini, 1850) (from South Africa to Kenya)
- Pelopidas thrax masta Evans, 1949
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- Afrotropical Butterflies: Hesperiidae - Subfamily Hesperiinae
- Hull and Taylor, Mike and Mike (10 February 2013). "Combined Checklist of Lepidoptera of Chios and Lesvos". World Museum Liverpool (18).
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