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Lepidoptera > Papilionoidea > Hesperiidae > Hesperiinae > Baorini > Borbo

Borbo cinnara (Wallace, 1866) – Rice Swift

Subspecies in India:

No subspecies are listed under this species.

Early Stages:
Indian and global distribution:
records (based on images):
Larval Host Plants:
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.

Sexual, seasonal & individual variation:
Status, Habitat and Habits:

Lepidoptera > Papilionoidea > Hesperiidae > Hesperiinae > Baorini > Borbo

Cite this page along with its URL as:
Saji, K. and M. Bhakare. 2021. Borbo cinnara (Wallace, 1866) – Rice Swift. Kunte, K., S. Sondhi, and P. Roy (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 3.17. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.
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