Borbo holtzii

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Borbo holtzii
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Hesperiidae
Genus: Borbo
Species: B. holtzii
Binomial name
Borbo holtzii
(Plötz, 1883)[1]
  • Hesperia holtzii Plötz, 1883
  • Pamphila aures Mabille, 1883
  • Baoris cana Lathy, 1901
  • Baoris caesia Gaede, 1917
  • Baoris aequalis Gaede, 1917
  • Pelopidas rougeoti Picard, 1949

Borbo holtzii, the variable swift, is a butterfly of the Hesperiidae family. It is found in Africa, including south-eastern Senegal, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Nigeria, Gabon, the Republic of the Congo, Angola, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, South Africa (the Limpopo Province, Mpumalanga and KwaZulu-Natal) and Swaziland. The habitat consists of frost-free savanna.[2]

Adults are on wing year round, but are most common in winter.

The larvae feed on Rottboellia megaphylla.