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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Classis: Insecta
Cladus: Dicondylia
Subclassis: Pterygota
Cladus: Metapterygota
Infraclassis: Neoptera
Cladus: Eumetabola
Cladus: Endopterygota
Superordo: Panorpida
Cladus: Amphiesmenoptera
Ordo: Lepidoptera
Subordo: Glossata
Cladus: Coelolepida
Cladus: Myoglossata
Cladus: Neolepidoptera
Infraordo: Heteroneura
Cladus: Eulepidoptera
Cladus: Ditrysia
Cladus: Apoditrysia
Cladus: Obtectomera
Superfamilia: Papilionoidea

Familia: Hesperiidae
Subfamilia: Hesperiinae
Tribus: Baorini
Genus: Borbo
Species: B. binga – B. borbonica – B. chagwa – B. cinnara – B. cottrelli – B. detecta – B. fanta – B. fatuellus – B. ferruginea – B. gemella – B. impar – B. kaka – B. liana – B. lugens – B. micans – B. perobscura – B. ratek

Borbo Evans, 1949: 44, 436.

Type species: Hesperia borbonica Boisduval, 1833, by original designation.

Evans, W.H. 1949. A catalogue of the Hesperiidae from Europe, Asia and Australia in the British Museum (Natural History). xix+502pp., 53 pls. BMNH, London. Reference page.
Fan, X.L., Chiba, H., Huang, Z.F., Fei, W., Wang, M. & Sáfián, S. 2016. Clarification of the Phylogenetic Framework of the Tribe Baorini (Lepidoptera:Hesperiidae: Hesperiinae) Inferred from Multiple Gene Sequences. PLoS ONE 11(7): e0156861. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0156861. Zoobank Reference page.
Larsen, T.B. 2013a. Two new species in the African skipper genera Borbo (Hesperiinae, Baorini) and Platylesches (Hesperiinae, incertae sedis). Tropical Lepidoptera Research 23(2): 92–98. PDF. Reference page.
Toussaint, E.F.A., Vila, R., Yago, M., Chiba, H., Warren, A.D., Aduse-Poku, K., Storer, C., Dexter, K.M., Maruyama, K., Lohman, D.J. & Kawahara, A.Y. 2019. Out of the Orient: Post-Tethyan transoceanic and trans-Arabian routes fostered the spread of Baorini skippers in the Afrotropics. Systematic Entomology 44(4): 926–938. DOI: 10.1111/syen.12365 Reference page.

Borbo is a genus of skipper butterflies (family Hesperiidae). They belong to the tribe Baorini, and as such are among those skippers commonly known as swifts.

Borbo impar

Species (and some subspecies) include:

Borbo binga (Evans, 1937)
Borbo borbonica Boisduval, 1833
Borbo chagwa (Evans, 1937)
Borbo cinnara (Wallace, 1866) – rice swift, Formosan swift
Borbo detecta (Trimen, 1893)
Borbo fallax (Gaede, 1916)
Borbo fanta (Evans, 1937)
Borbo fatuellus (Hopffer, 1855)
Borbo ferruginea (Aurivillius, 1925)
Borbo gemella (Mabille, 1884)
Borbo havei (Boisduval, 1833)
Borbo holtzii (Plötz, 1883)
Borbo impar (Mabille, 1883)
Borbo impar impar
Borbo impar lavinia (Waterhouse, 1932)
Borbo impar tetragaphus (Mabille, 1891)
Borbo kaka (Evans, 1938)
Borbo liana (Evans, 1937)
Borbo lugens (Hopffer, 1855)
Borbo micans (Holland, 1896)
Borbo perobscura (Druce, 1912)
Borbo ratek (Boisduval, 1833)
Borbo sirena (Evans, 1937)

Species of unknown status

Borbo philippina
Borbo toshieae Maruyama, 1991


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