Baoris farri farri

Moore 1878 - The Bamboo Paintbrush Swift

A rare species, though it is so similar to other small brown species, that it's presence may well be often overlooked.

It appears to be a forest orientated species, found near it's bamboo hostplant.

Flight Period

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36 - 40mm

Early Stages

Only partially known.

Larval Foodplant

Bambusa nana and Bambusa spp. (both Gramineae)


Thailand, India, Myanmar, Vietnam, Malaysia and Southern China. One other subspecies found on the Andaman Islands.