Borbo borbonica borbonica ( Boisduval, 1833 )

Bivar-De-Sousa, António, Vasconcelos, Sasha, Mendes, Luís F., Larsen, Torben B., Baker, Jon & Guilherme, João L., 2016, Butterflies of Guinea-Bissau: VIII. New data, new reports, corrections and biodiversity (Lepidoptera: Papilionoidea), Zootaxa 4201 (1), pp. 1-77: 58

publication ID

http://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4201.1.1

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:3EB08193-954B-49BF-A989-1E73AC070E6B

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/A50287F3-FFD4-FFDA-FF0E-FA07FC93F91C

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Plazi

scientific name

Borbo borbonica borbonica ( Boisduval, 1833 )
status

 

238. Borbo borbonica borbonica ( Boisduval, 1833) 

WL: 19mm. B. borbonica  is a skipper known to occur mainly in dry savanna, though it also enters degraded forest. The species has a pan-Afican distribution and was described from Reunion Island. Subspecies B. b. zelleri flies in North Africa, and was reported by Larsen (2005) as a potential synonym of the nominate subspecies. B. b. morella is restricted to the Aldabra and Seychelles Islands. The caterpillars are polyphagous and feed on Poaceae  . 

Studied material. Cacheu: Caió, common (JB).

Previous references. Regions: Biombo, Gabú, Oio, Quinara. Authors: Bacelar (1949), Bivar-de-Sousa & Passos-de-Carvalho (1987) as B. fatuellus, Mendes et al. (2007)  .

Probable abundance and proposed status. AB: F; CS: LC.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Lepidoptera

Family

Hesperiidae

Genus

Borbo