Potanthus omaha

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Lesser dart
Lesser Dart Potanthus omaha omaha. DSCF6561 (14). Singapore.JPG
Potanthus omaha omaha from Singapore
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Hesperiidae
Genus: Potanthus
Species: P. omaha
Binomial name
Potanthus omaha
(Edwards, 1863)
  • Hesperia omaha Edwards, 1863
  • Pamphila maesoides Butler, 1879
  • Padraona maesoides Moore, 1882

Potanthus omaha, commonly known as the lesser dart, is a species of skipper butterflies. It is found in Indochina, Malaysia, Singapore, the Philippines, and Sulawesi. It includes the following subspecies:[2]

  • Potanthus omaha bione Evans, 1949 - endemic to Mindanao, Philippines
  • Potanthus omaha copia (Evans, 1932)
  • Potanthus omaha omaha (Edwards, 1863)
  • Potanthus omaha maesina (Evans, 1934) - occurs mainly in Borneo but also found in the Tawi-tawi, Philippines
  • Potanthus omaha nita (Evans, 1934) - found in Sulawesi, Indonesia; possibly conspecific to P. o. bione.


  1. ^ Markku Savela. "Potanthus Scudder, 1872". Lepidoptera and some other life forms. Retrieved August 6, 2012. 
  2. ^ Rienk de Jong & Colin Guy Treadaway (1993). "The Hesperiidae (Lepidoptera) of the Philippines". Zoologische Verhandelingen. 288: 3–125.