Thursday, 18 August 2016

205. Baoris farri (The Bamboo Paintbrush Swift)

Number: 205
Family: Hesperiidae
Sub-Family : Hesperiinae
Species: Baoris farri (Moore, 1878)
Common name(s): The Bamboo Paintbrush Swif
Photography location: Tam Dao foothills (Vinh Phuc Prov.)

Four species of Baoris are recorded from Vietnam: B. farri, B. oceia, B. penicillata, B. pagana.

Baoris farri sunbathing on leaves. Note the spotless hindwing
This quite large skipper is recorded throughout the country

The forewing has hyaline spots in spaces 2-4, 6-8 and 2 cell spots. The female is usually fully spotted and has an additional non-hyaline spot in space 1b on the forewing (visible in this shot). The hindwing does not bear any spot, but the male has a black hair tuft in the cell on top of a scent pouch (hence "Paintbrush" in its common name). 

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