Paintbrush Swift Butterfly : Documented For The First Time

  • The paintbrush swift butterfly has been photographed and documented for the first time
    in Himachal Pradesh’s Chamba district.
  • Paintbrush Swift Butterfly is a butterfly species of the Hesperiidae family.
  • The species has never been photographed in Himachal Pradesh since its discovery in
  • This is the first time that we have photographed and documented it.
  • It was first described by lepidopterist Frederic Moore more than 145 years ago.
  • It is identified based on two separated spots in the upper forewing cell.
  • The species’ larvae feed on bamboo and some other grass species.
  • Its habitat is distributed in northeast, central and south India, and rare in Uttarakhand.
  • Conservation status : This species is legally protected in India under Schedule IV of the
    Wildlife (Protection) Act, 197