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Borbo Evans, 1949
Swifts
Borbo Evans, 1949; Cat. Hesp. Europe Asia Australia Brit. Mus. : 44, 436, no. M.3, TS: Hesperia borbonica Boisduval
Borbo (Hesperiinae) ; [BK, 432]; [AfrL]; Vane-Wright & de Jong, 2003, Zool. Verh. Leiden 343: 76

Borbo lugens (Hopffer, 1855)
E.Africa - S.Africa. See [About maps] Lesser Horned Swift
Pamphila lugens Hopffer, 1855; Ber. Verh. Akad. Berlin 1855 : 643, TL: Mozambique
?Suastus plana Swinhoe, 1915; Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. (8) 16 (93) : 176, TL: Humboldt Bay, New Guinea
= ?; [NHM]
Borbo lugens ; [BOW: pl. 128, f. 28]; [BK: 433, pl. 64, f. 858]; [AfrL]

Larva on Ehrharta erecta, Setaria sulcata, Panicum sp., Stipa sp. [PBSA]


Borbo fatuellus (Hopffer, 1855)
Tropical Africa, SW.Arabia. See [About maps] Long Horned Swift Foolish Swift
Pamphila fatuellus Hopffer, 1855; Ber. Verh. Akad. Berlin 1855 : 643, TL: Mozambique
Baoris[sic] cinerea Evans, 1937; Cat. African Hesp. Brit. Mus. : 177
?Pamphila cinerea Holland, 1892; ?? 66 [dry-season]
Borbo fatuellus ; [BOW: pl. 128, f. 25]; [AfrL]

Larva on Ehrharta erecta, Setaria sulcata [PBSA], Oryza, Zea, Pennisetum, Panicum [BK]

Borbo fatuellus fatuellus ; [BK: 432, pl. 64, f. 856]; [AfrL]
B. f. dolens (Mabille, 1898)
Borbo fatuellus dolens ; [AfrL]
B. f. thomea (Evans, 1937)
Borbo fatuellus thomea ; [AfrL]

Borbo kaka (Evans, 1938)
Uganda (Kakamega), W.Tanzania. See [About maps] Kakamega Swift
Baoris kaka Evans, 1938; Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (11) 1 : 314
Borbo kaka ; [BK: 433, pl. 64, f. 857]; [AfrL]

Borbo fallax (Gaede, 1916)
Tropical Africa. See [About maps] False Swift
Parnara fallax Gaede, 1916; Int. ent. Z. 9 (24): 126
Borbo fallax ; [BOW: pl. 128, f. 24]; [BK: 433, pl. 64, f. 859]; [AfrL]

Larva on Ehrharta, Saccharum [BK]


Borbo sirena (Evans, 1937)
Zaire, NE.Zimbabwe, Uganda, W.Kenya. See [About maps] Borbo sirena ; [BK: 433, pl. 64, f. 860]; [AfrL]

Borbo perobscura (Druce, 1912)
W.Africa - E.Africa. See [About maps] Borbo perobscura ; [BOW: pl. 128, f. 30]; [BK: 434, pl. 64, f. 861]; [AfrL]

Borbo fanta (Evans, 1937)
-. See [About maps] Borbo fanta ; [AfrL]
Borbo fanta fanta ; [BK: 499]
B. f. barnesi (Evans, 1949)
Rhodesia Pelopidas fanta barnesi Evans, 1949; Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (12) 2 : 56

Borbo detecta (Trimen, 1893)
S.Africa - to (E.Africa - Zaire). See [About maps] Pamphila detecta Trimen, 1893; Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1893 (2) : 141
Borbo detecta ; [BOW: pl. 128, f. 23]; [BK: 434, pl. 64, f. 862]; [AfrL]

Larva on Ehrharta erecta [PBSA]


Borbo micans (Holland, 1896)
Tropical Africa. See [About maps] Marsh Swift
Parnara micans Holland, 1896; Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. 1896 (1) : 63
Borbo micans ; [BOW: pl. 128, f. 29]; [BK: 434, pl. 64, f. 863]; [AfrL]

Borbo ferruginea (Aurivillius, 1925)
Mazambique - Kenya. See [About maps] Ferruginous Swift
Borbo ferruginea ; [BK: 434, pl. 64, f. 864]; [AfrL]
Borbo ferruginea ferruginea ; [AfrL]
B. f. dondo Evans, 1955
Moçambique, Zululand Borbo ferruginea dondo Evans, 1955; Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (12) 8 : 885
Borbo ferruginea dondo ; [AfrL]

Borbo chagwa (Evans, 1937)
Moçambique, Uganda. See [About maps] Pelopidas chagwa Evans, 1937; Cat. African Hesp. Brit. Mus. : 183
Borbo chagwa ; [BOW: pl. 128, f. 23 (text)]; [AfrL]

Borbo borbonica (Boisduval, 1833)
SEU, Egypt, Syria, AF, Mauritius, Reunion, Natal, Transvaal, Orange Free State, South West Africa, Botswana. See [About maps] Zeller's Skipper Olive Haired Swift Veloz fenestrada
Hesperia borbonica Boisduval, 1833; Nouv. Ann. Mus. Hist. Nat. Paris 2 (2) : 213, pl. 9, f. 5-6
Hesperia borbonica Boisduval, 1833; Faun. ent. Madagascar, Lépid. : 65
Hesperia zelleri Lederer, 1855; Verh. zool.-bot. Ges. Wien 5 : 194, TL: Syria
Pamphila borbonica-Holli Oberthür, 1910; Ètud. Lépid. Comp. 4 : 363, TL: Hussein Dey (Algeria)
Borbo zelleri ; [BOW: pl. 207, f. 18]
Borbo borbonica ; [BOW: pl. 128, f. 22]; [BMAT: 99, pl. 31, f. 62-66]; [BK: 435, pl. 64, f. 865]; [AfrL]; [Otakar Kudrna]

Larva on Ehrharta, Oryza, Zea, Pennisetum [BK], Leersia hexandra, Sorghum alepense [BMAT]

Madagascar, ...? Borbo borbonica borbonica ; [MadL]; [AfrL]
B. b. morella (de Joannis, 1893)
Borbo borbonica morella ; [AfrL]

Borbo gemella (Mabille, 1884)
Africa, Madagascar, SW.Arabia. See [About maps] Twin Swift
Pamphila gemella Mabille, 1884; Bull. Soc. ent. Belg. 28 : clxxxvii, TL: Madagascar
Borbo gemella ; [BOW: pl. 128, f. 26]; [BK: 435, pl. 64, f. 866]; [MadL]; [AfrL]

Larva on Ehrharta, Triticum, Saccharum, Zea [BK]


Borbo havei (Boisduval, 1833)
Madagascar. See [About maps] Hesperia havei Boisduval, 1833
Borbo havei ; [MadL]; [AfrL]

Borbo holtzii (Plötz, 1883)
Africa. See [About maps] Variable Swift
Hesperia holtzii Plötz, 1883; Stett. ent. Ztg 44 (1-3): 44
Borbo holtzii ; [BOW: pl. 128, f. 27]; [BK: 435, pl. 64, f. 867]
Borbo holtzi ; [AfrL]

Borbo ratek (Boisduval, 1833)
Madagascar. See [About maps] Thymele ratek Boisduval, 1833; Faun. ent. Madagascar, Lépid. : 61, TL: Madagascar
Pamphila sinnis Mabille, 1878; Petites Nouvelles ent. 2 (210): 285, TL: Madagascar
= ; [NHM]
Borbo ratek ; [BOW: pl. 128, f. 31]; [MadL]; [AfrL]

The ? species-group

Borbo binga (Evans, 1937)
Baoris binga Evans, 1937; Cat. African Hesp. Brit. Mus. : 178
Borbo binga ; [AfrL]

Borbo impar (Mabille, 1883)
AU. See [About maps] Pamphila impar Mabille, 1883
Carystus tetragraphus Mabille, 1891
Parnara bipunctata Elwes & J. Edwards, 1897
Caltoris laraca Swinhoe, 1907; Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (7) 20 (119) : 434, TL: Woodlark Island
Parnara bipunctata sidata Fruhstorfer, 1911; Dt. ent. Z. Iris 25 (4): 52, TL: Buru
Polytremis contigualis Rothschild, 1915
Baoris lavinia Waterhouse, 1932
Pelopidas lavella Evans, 1937
Borbo impar, Lepidoptera Larvae of Australia [Don Herbison-Evans]
Baoris laraca ; Rothschild, 1915, Novit. Zool. 22 (3): 400
Borbo impar tetragraphus ;

Borbo cinnara (Wallace, 1866)
Ceylon, India, Burma, Vietnam, AU. See [About maps] Rice Swift Formosan Swift
Hesperia cinnara Wallace, 1866; Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. 1866 (2) : 361, TL: Formosa
Hesperia colaca Moore, 1877
Parnara cingala Moore, [1881]; Lepid. Ceylon 1 (4): 167, pl. 70, f. 3a-b, TL: Ceylon?
Hesperia saturata Wood-Mason & de Nicéville, 1882
Hesperia saruna Plötz, 1885
Hesperia urejus Plötz, 1885
Parnara kuyaniana Matsumura, 1919
Borbo cinnara, Lepidoptera Larvae of Australia [Don Herbison-Evans]
Borbo cinnara ; [BIR, 486]; [BOW: pl. 185, f. 21 (text)]; [MRS, 726]; [BMP: 386, pl. 60, f. 6]; Vane-Wright & de Jong, 2003, Zool. Verh. Leiden 343: 76
Misidentified/misapplied:
?Baoris zelleri; [BIR, 486]

Larva on Miscanthus sinensis, M. floridulum, Isachne globosa, Brachiaria mutica, Axonopus compressus, Apluda mutica, Eleusine indica, Paspalum conjugatum, Setaria palmifolia [MRS], (Unidentified grasses) K. L. & L. E. Dunn, 1991, Review Austr. Butts. (1-4): (120-140) Andropogon, Apluda, Axonopus, Brachiaria, Cymbopogon, Digitaria, Eulalia, Eleusine, Eragrostis, Imperata, Isachme, Ischaemum, Miscanthus, Oryza, Oplismenus, Panicum, Paspalum, Pennisetum, Rottboellia, Saccharum, Setaria, Spodipogon, Urochloa, Zizania Vane-Wright & de Jong, 2003, Zool. Verh. Leiden 343: 76


Borbo liana (Evans, 1937)
Pelopidas[?] liana Evans, 1937; Cat. African Hesp. Brit. Mus. : 179, 183
Borbo liana ; [AfrL]

?Borbo toshieae Maruyama, 1991²

The ? species-group

Move these into Baoris?


?Borbo philippina
Ceylon, Nilgiris, Coorg, N.Kanara, Sikkim. See [About maps] Philippine Swift
Baoris philippina
?Baoris philippina ; [BIR, 485]

= Caltoris philippina?



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References:
[About maps]
Warning! The maps are automatically generated from the textual information, and the process does not always produce acceptable result; See about maps for more info.
[AfrL]
Mark C. Williams; Checklist of Afrotropical Papilionoidea and Hesperoidea; Compiled by Mark C. Williams, 7th ed. (2008) (April 2007); Afrototropical Butterflies; e-mail: Mark C. Williams
[BIR]
Wynter-Blyth, 1957; Butterflies of the Indian Region; (1982 Reprint)
[BK]
Larsen, 1996; The Butterflies of Kenya and their natural history
[BMAT]
Tennent, 1996; The butterflies of Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia; ISBN 0 906802 05 9
[BMP]
Eliot (Ed.), Corbet & Pendlebury, 1992; The Butterflies of The Malay Peninsula; 4th edition; ISBN 983-9681-05-2
[BOW]
Lewis, 1974; Butterflies of the World; ISBN 0 245 52097 X
[Don Herbison-Evans]
and Stella A. Crossley; Lepidoptera Larvae of Australia; e-mail: Don Herbison-Evans; e-mail: Don Herbison-Evans
[LAMAS-2005]
Gerardo Lamas; Entomofauna 26 (6): 57-100; A Bibliography of the Zoological Publications of Hans Fruhstorfer (1886* - 1922+)
[MRS]
Chou Io (Ed.); Monographia Rhopalocerum Sinensium, 1-2
[MadL]
Lees, D.C., Kremen, C. and Raharitsimba, H. 2003; in S.M. Goodman & J. P. Benstead (eds.), The Natural History of Madagascar; Classification, Diversity and Endemism of the Butterflies (Papilionoidea and Hesperioidea): A Revised Species Checklist: : pp. 762-793; University of Chicago Press. 1709 pp.
[NHM]
Natural History Museum; The Global Lepidoptera Names Index
[PBSA]
Dickson, C.G.C (ed.), Kroon, D.M.; Pennington's Butterflies of Southern Africa; AD. DONKER 1978
[²]
This may require parentheses or not. I don't have the necessary information for this taxon.


Some related literature:
Boisduval, 1833
[Mémoire sur les Lépidoptères de Madagascar, Bourbon et Maurice] Nouv. Ann. Mus. Hist. Nat. Paris 2 (2) : 149-270
Boisduval, 1833
Faune Entomologique de Madagascar, Bourbon et Maurice. Lépidoptéres Faun. ent. Madagascar, Lépid. : 1-122, pl. 1-16, : (Repaged offprint from Nouv. Ann. Mus. Hist. nat. Paris 2 (2) : 149-270)
K. L. & L. E. Dunn, 1991
Review of Australian Butterflies: distribution, life history and taxonomy. Pushlished by authors, Melbourne Review Austr. Butts. (1-4):
Evans, 1937
A catalogue of the African Hesperiidae. British Museum Cat. African Hesp. Brit. Mus. : 1-212, pl. 1-30
Evans, 1938
New African Hesperiidae (Lepidoptera) Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (11) 1 : 312-315
Evans, 1949
A catalogue of the Hesperiidae from Europe, Asia and Australia in the British Museum Cat. Hesp. Europe Asia Australia Brit. Mus. : 1-502, pl. 1-53
Evans, 1949
Some new Hesperiidae (Lepidoptera) from Africa Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (12) 2 : 55-56
Evans, 1955
Revisional notes on African Hesperiidae Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (12) 8 : 881-885
Fruhstorfer, 1911
Neue Hesperiden des Indo-Malayischen Faunengebietes und Besprechung verwandter Formen Dt. ent. Z. Iris 25 (2): 9-24 (1 February), (3): 25-40 (1 March), (4): 41-56 (1 April), (5): 57-72 (1 May), (6): 73-79, pl. 1 (1 June)
Gaede, 1916
Neue Afrikanische Lepidoptera des Berliner Zoologisches Museums Int. ent. Z. 9 (7): 38-40, (13): 71-72, (13): 73-74, (15): 79-80, pl. 1, (20): 105-106, (21): 109-112, (24): 125-126
Holland, 1896
A Preliminary Revision and Synonymic Catalogue of the Hesperiidae of Africa and the adjacent Islands, with Descriptions of some apparently new species Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. 1896 (1) : 2-107, pl. 1-5
Hopffer, 1855
[Lepidoptera Diurna] Ber. Verh. Akad. Berlin 1855 : 639-643
Lederer, 1855
Beitrag zu einer Schmetterlingsfauna von Cypern, Beirut und einem Theil Kleinasiens Verh. zool.-bot. Ges. Wien 5 : 177-234, pl. 1-5
Mabille, 1878
Diagnoses de Lépidoptères de Madagascar Petites Nouvelles ent. 2 (178): 157-158, (210): 285 (1878), (211): 289-290 (1879)
Mabille, 1884
Descriptions de Lépidoptéres exotiques Bull. Soc. ent. Belg. 28 : clxxxiv-cxci, [184-191]
Moore, [1881]
The Lepidoptera of Ceylon Lepid. Ceylon 1 (1): 1-40, pl. 1-18 (Dec 1880), (2): 41-80, pl. 19-36 (Jan 1881), (3): 81-136, pl. 37-54 (Jun 1881), (4): 137-190, pl. 55-71 (Dec 1881)
Oberthür, 1910
Notes pour servir à établir la Faune Française et Algérienne des Lépidoptères Ètud. Lépid. Comp. 4 : 15-691, pl. 35-58
Plötz, 1883
Die Hesperiinen -- Gattung Hesperia Aut. und ihre Arten. (3) & (4) Stett. ent. Ztg 44 (1-3): 26-64, (4-6): 195-233
Rothschild, 1915
On the Lepidoptera in the Tring Museum sent by Mr. A. S. Meek from the Admiralty Islands, Dampier and Vulcan Islands Novit. Zool. 22 (2): 192-208, (3): 387-402
Swinhoe, 1907
New Species of African and Indo-Malayan Hesperiidae Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (7) 20 (119) : 430-436
Swinhoe, 1915
New Species of Indo-Malayan Lepidoptera Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. (8) 16 (93) : 170-186
Trimen, 1893
On some new or imperfectly-known species of South African butterflies Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1893 (2) : 123-143, pl. 8
Vane-Wright & de Jong, 2003
The butterflies of Sulawesi: annotated checklist for a critical island faunda Zool. Verh. Leiden 343: 3-268, pl. 1-16
Wallace, 1866
List of Lepidopterous insects collected at Takow, Formosa, by Mr. Robert Swinhoe Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. 1866 (2) : 355-365


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