Borbo cinnara (Wallace, 1866) - Rice Swift

Subspecies in India

No subspecies are listed under this species.

Conservation and Special status

This species is not legally protected in India under any schedules of WildLife (Protection) Act, 1972.

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands UT22
Andhra Pradesh121
Arunachal Pradesh
Assam
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh111
Dadra & Nagar Haveli UT
Daman & Diu UT
Delhi54
Goa
Gujarat11
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir UT
Jharkhand
Karnataka71215521256
Kerala1111264385
Ladakh UT
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh1
Maharashtra11114104322187
Manipur
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Puducherry UT
Punjab
Rajasthan1
Sikkim1
Tamil Nadu54
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh12
Uttarakhand3
West Bengal2112
Total102145252557484024

Andropogon spp., Arundo donax, Axonopus compressus, Brachiaria mutica (=Urochloa mutica), Cymbopogon spp., Eragrostis spp., Ischaemum spp., Oryza spp., Oryza sativa, Pennisetum spp., Pennisetum glaucum (=Cenchrus americanus), Phragmites karka, Rottboellia cochinchinensis, Setaria barbata, Setaria pumila (=Setaria glauca), Setaria verticillata, Sorghum bicolor (=Sorghum vulgare), Sorghum halepense, Sorghum nitidum, Stenotaphrum dimidiatum, Stenotaphrum secundatum, Urochloa setigera (Abhishek Rane pers. obs. 2023) (Poaceae).

Key Reference:
Nitin, R., V. C. Balakrishnan, P. V. Churi, S. Kalesh, S. Prakash, and K. Kunte. 2018. Larval host plants of the butterflies of the Western Ghats, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa, 10(4): 11495–11550.

For the complete list of larval host plants of Indian butterflies, see the page on larval host plants.

Page citation

Saji K., M. Bhakare, and A. Rane 2024. Borbo cinnara (Wallace, 1866) – Rice Swift. In Kunte, K., S. Sondhi, and P. Roy (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 4.12. Published by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies. URL: https://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/borbo-cinnara, accessed 2024/02/21.