Borbo borbonica borbonica - Olive-haired swift

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Borbo borbonica
Borbo borbonica

Photo(s): Bart Wursten, Chitengo.

Species details:

Note: The 3 dark-ringed white spots on the yellowish brown hindwings are diagnostic.
Distribution: Fairly common in Mozambique and Zimbabwe. Less common in Botswana, Namibia and S Africa as far as the Eastern Cape.
Related plant families:
Poaceae (Food plant)
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Literature:

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-17

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2017). Flora of Zambia: Lepidoptera - Butterflies and Moths: Borbo borbonica borbonica.
http://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/insect-display.php?insect_species_id=400900, retrieved 25 April 2017

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