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, Eswatini and Yemen.
Larval food (by plant family):
Larval food (by plant genus):
PoaceaeCenchrus (Larval foodplant)
PoaceaeDigitaria (Larval foodplant)
PoaceaePanicum (Larval foodplant)
Larval food (by plant species):
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: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Caprivi: Lepidoptera - Butterflies and Moths: Borbo fatuellus fatuellus., retrieved 2 October 2023

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