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Borbo borbonica (Borbo Skipper)

Synonyms: Hesperia senegalensis; Parnara continentalis

Wikipedia Abstract

Borbo borbonica, the borbo skipper, Zeller's skipper or olive haired swift, 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. In South-Africa, larvae have been recorded on Ehrharta erecta, Oryza, Pennisetum and Zea mays.
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Prey / Diet

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

External References



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.
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