Borbo fatuellus fatuellus - Long-horned swift

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Borbo fatuellus

Photo(s): Bart Wursten, Community Education Centre, Gorongosa National Park.

Species details:

Note: The pale greyish area in the hindwings is more pronounced in the dry season form cinerea.
Distribution: Most of Sub-Saharan Africa exept the central African rainforest areas. Also South Africa, Swaziland and Yemen.
Related plant families:
Related plant genera:
PoaceaeCenchrus (Larval foodplant)
PoaceaeDigitaria (Larval foodplant)
PoaceaePanicum (Larval foodplant)
Related plant species:
PoaceaeSetaria megaphylla (Larval foodplant)
Literature: Henning, G.A., Pringle, E.L.L. & Ball, J.B. (1994), Pennington's Butterflies of Southern Africa, Struik Winchester, Cape Town, p. 334.
Woodhall, S. (2005), Field guide to Butterflies of South Africa, Struik Publishers, Cape Town, p. 406.
Williams, M,C. (2008), Butterflies and Skippers of the Afrotropical Region, Hesperiidae subfamily Hesperiinae (pt. II), Online Encyclopaedia p. 117.

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 fatuellus fatuellus.
http://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/insect-display.php?insect_species_id=402940, retrieved 28 March 2017

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