Pseudoborbo bevani (Moore, 1878)
Bevan's Rice Swift
(one synonym: Isoteinon modesta Moore, [1884])
HESPERIINAE,   HESPERIIDAE,   HESPERIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

These Caterpillars feed on various grasses and cereals from the Grass family ( POACEAE ) including :

  • Dallis Grass ( Paspalum ),
  • Rice ( Oryza sativa ), and
  • Sugar Cane ( Saccharum officinarum ).

    The adult butterflies are brown with a number of pale transparent spots on the forewings. The butterflies have a wingspam of about 3 cms.

    This species occurs across south-east Asia including:

  • Hong Kong, and
  • India,

    as well as in the north of Australia in

  • Western Australia,
  • Northern Territory, and
  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Michael F. Braby,
    Butterflies of Australia,
    CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne 2000, vol. 1, p. 248.

    Frederic Moore,
    Descriptions of new Asiatic Hesperidae,
    Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London,
    1878, Part 3, p. 688.


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    (updated 3 September 2001, 2 March 2017)