Agava skipper

Pirdana distanti

The genus Pirdana is endemic to the Oriental region and comprises of 4 known species, albicornis, hyela, distanti and fusca, the last of these being discovered as recently as 1983.
All Pirdana species have dark uppersides with a metallic bluish-green sheen, and golden-yellow scales around the tornus on the hindwings. Additionally they all have deep ruby eyes.
Pirdana distanti is found in West Malaysia, Sumatra and Borneo.
Taxonomy
KingdomAnimalia
DivisionArthropoda
ClassInsecta
OrderLepidoptera
FamilyHesperiidae
GenusPirdana
SpeciesPirdana distanti
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Indonesia