Borbo cinnara (Wallace, 1866) - Rice Swift

Subspecies in India

No subspecies are listed under this species.

Conservation and Special status

This species is not legally protected in India under any schedules of WildLife (Protection) Act, 1972.

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands UT22
Andhra Pradesh111
Arunachal Pradesh
Assam
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh111
Dadra & Nagar Haveli UT
Daman & Diu UT
Delhi54
Goa
Gujarat11
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir UT
Jharkhand
Karnataka61115521246
Kerala1111264385
Ladakh UT
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh1
Maharashtra11114104321177
Manipur
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Puducherry UT
Punjab
Rajasthan1
Sikkim1
Tamil Nadu54
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh12
Uttarakhand3
West Bengal2112
Total92135252557463824
Poaceae (Davidson et al. 1898; Sevastopulo 1942; Pant & Chatterjee 1950; Robinson et al. 2010), Andropogon (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000), Arundo donax (V.C. Balakrishnan pers. obs. 2017), Axonopus compressus (Kalesh & Prakash 2007), Brachiaria mutica (V.C. Balakrishnan pers. obs. 2017), Cymbopogon (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000), Eragrostis (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000), Ischaemum (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000), Oryza (Robinson et al. 2010), Oryza sativa (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000; Robinson et al. 2010), Pennisetum (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000), Phragmites karka (Kalesh & Prakash 2015), Rottboellia cochinchinensis (Kalesh & Prakash 2007), Setaria barbata (Kalesh & Prakash 2007), Setaria pumila (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000) Stenotaphrum dimidiatum (Kalesh & Prakash 2015), Stenotaphrum secundatum (Kalesh & Prakash 2015) (Poaceae).

Key Reference:
Nitin, R., V. C. Balakrishnan, P. V. Churi, S. Kalesh, S. Prakash, and K. Kunte. 2018. Larval host plants of the butterflies of the Western Ghats, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa, 10:11495–11550.

For the complete list of larval host plants of Indian butterflies, see the page on larval host plants.

 

Page citation

Saji K. and M. Bhakare 2022. Borbo cinnara (Wallace, 1866) – Rice Swift. In Kunte, K., S. Sondhi, and P. Roy (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 3.06. Published by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies. URL: https://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/borbo-cinnara, accessed 2022/11/27.