Borbo gemella

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Borbo gemella
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Hesperiidae
Genus: Borbo
Species: B. gemella
Binomial name
Borbo gemella
(Mabille, 1884)[1]
  • Pamphila gemella Mabille, 1884

Borbo gemella, the twin swift, is a butterfly of the Hesperiidae family. It is found in Africa (including Madagascar) and south-western Arabia. The habitat consists of frost-free savanna and forests.

The wingspan is about 42 mm. Adults are attracted to flowers and males mud-puddle. They are on wing year round, with a peak in March and April.

The larvae feed on Ehrharta, Triticum, Saccharum and Zea species.


  1. ^ Borbo, Site of Markku Savela