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Erionota thrax (banana skipper)

Wikipedia Abstract

Erionota thrax, the palm redeye or the banana skipper, is a butterfly belonging to the family Hesperiidae. It is found from India, through south-eastern Asia to Papua New Guinea. In the north it is found up to southern China. It is an introduced species on various Pacific islands, including the Solomon Islands and Hawaii. It has also been recorded from Mauritius. The wingspan is 70–77 mm. There are multiple generations per year. The larvae feed on the leaves of Musa species, especially Musa textilis. It has also been recorded on Cocos nucifera and other palm species.
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Prey / Diet

Cocos nucifera (coconut palm)[1]
Musa acuminata (edible banana)[2]
Musa paradisiaca (Banana)[2]
Musa textilis (abaca)[2]
Nypa fruticans (nipa palm)[1]
Peltophorum pterocarpum (peltophorum)[1]
Ravenala madagascariensis (Traveler's-tree)[2]
Saccharum officinarum (sugarcane)[1]



Attributes / relations provided by
1Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
2HOSTS - a Database of the World's Lepidopteran Hostplants Gaden S. Robinson, Phillip R. Ackery, Ian J. Kitching, George W. Beccaloni AND Luis M. Hernández
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