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.
Larval food (by plant family):
Poaceae (Food plant)
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Literature:

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Caprivi: Lepidoptera - Butterflies and Moths: Borbo borbonica borbonica.
https://www.capriviflora.com/speciesdata/insect-display.php?insect_species_id=400900, retrieved 20 March 2019

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