Wednesday, 26 August 2015

123. Borbo cinnara (The Rice Swift)

Number: 123
Family: Hesperiidae
Sub-Family: Hesperiinae
Species: Borbo cinnara (Wallace, 1866)
Common name(s): The Rice Swift, The Formosan Swift
Photography location: Huu Lien N.R. (Lang Son Prov.)

B. cinnara show ochreous or dull yellow-brown underside, with greenish body hairs.
The hindwing has whitish spots in spaces 2-4 and 6, no cell spot. The spot in space 4 is typically small or even absent (this is the case here).

Borbo cinnara always have a spot 1b in both sexes on the upperside - absent or faint in Pseudoborbo bevani.

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