Sunday, December 1, 2013

Rice Swift

Like the name suggests, the Rice Swift ( Borbo cinnara ) is mostly found where rice is cultivated. This is again a small butterfly and I mostly spotted it when it was on flight.

One note of caution, many butterfly orders like this Borbo, cannot be truly identified just from photographs. They need a microscopic examination to correctly ascertain the right species. Hence we can assume it to be a rice swift or just consider it a representative sample of the Borbo.
The Rice Swift, prefers sunny open places, where it flies close to the ground, often settling down on plants to bask or feed on flowers. Flight is swift and rapid. Active from morning to late afternoon.

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