Rice Swift


  • Common Name : Rice Swift
  • Scientific Name : Borbo cinnara (Wallace)
  • Family : HESPERIIDAE
  • Wingspan : 28-32mm
  • Colour : Dark brown wings, white spots on the underside of the hind wings.
  • Habit : This is a Skipper found commonly in grass lands. Prefers patches of abundant growth of medium-sized grass to very short or tall and sparse grass that grows in shady places. Flight is smooth. Fond of sunshine.
  • Larval Host Plants : Oryza sativa, Setaria glauca, Andropogon sp., Cymbopogom sp. etc.
  • Location : Throughout West Bengal