Animalia > Arthropoda > Insecta > Lepidoptera > Hesperioidea > Hesperiidae > Borbo > Borbo borbonica
 

Borbo borbonica (Borbo Skipper)

Synonyms: Hesperia senegalensis; Parnara continentalis

Wikipedia Abstract

The Borbo Skipper, Zeller's Skipper or Olive Haired Swift (Borbo borbonica) is a butterfly of the Hesperiidae family. It is found along the southern coasts of the Mediterranean Sea, but mainly in Syria, Arabia, Africa, Mauritius and Réunion.The length of the forewings is 14–15 mm. Adults are on wing from September to October.In North Africa Leersia oryzoides and Sorghum halepense have been recorded as food plants for the larvae. In Mauritius, they feed on various grasses, such as Panicum.
View Wikipedia Record: Borbo borbonica

Infraspecies

Prey / Diet

Leersia hexandra (southern cutgrass)[1]
Oryza sativa (rice)[1]
Zea mays (corn)[1]

Photos

Citations

Attributes / relations provided by 1Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
Images provided by Google Image Search
Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License
Weather provided by NOAA METAR Data Access