Pseudoborbo bevani

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Beavan's swift
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Hesperiidae
Genus: Pseudoborbo
Species: P. bevani
Binomial name
Pseudoborbo bevani
(Moore, 1878)

Pseudoborbo bevani, the Beavan's swift, is a butterfly belonging to the family Hesperiidae. It is named after Captain Robert Cecil Beavan.


Male. Upperside dark olive-brown; cilia pale brownish-cinereous; forewing with a single small, pale white, semi-diaphanous spot at upper end of the cell, three contiguous subapical spots, another below these; and two larger spots below obliquely on the disc, a small spot also very indistinctly visible on middle of submedian vein; hindwing without spots. Underside greyish olive-brown; spots slightly more prominent than above; hindwing with a discal series of five small somewhat indistinct white spots.

Salween, Moulmein (Lt. Bevan). A male specimen of this species from Calcutta collected by the late Mr. Atkinson is in the collection of Dr. O. Staudinger. Also recorded from Karachi, Mhow, Poona and Bombay (Swinhoe); Calcutta (de Niceville); Orissa (Taylor); Nilgiris (Hampson). Mr. Elwes also states that he has specimens from Mandi, N.-W. Himalayas, Khasias, and Sikkim.


  1. ^ Watson, E. Y. 1891. Hesperiidae Indicae: descriptions of the Hesperiidae of India, Burmah and Ceylon. Madras.