Introduction: Long-horned Skippers (Borbo fatuellus) prefer to settle on shrubs or low grass on the edge of bush. This makes them fairly easy to catch. Forests and wetter bushveld regions are favoured habitats.
Distribution: Northern Namibia, Zambezi Region (formerly the Caprivi Strip) .
Breeding/Larval food: Larvae can be easily reared on grass where they can easily hide in shelters made from leaves stitched together with silk.
Colouration: The wide grey scaling on the underside of the hindwing is obvious in a distinctive dry-season form.
On the wing: June to August and midsummer months are the best to observe this species.
Wingspan: Approx 40mm.
5, 3 or 2 Days - hiking trails in the Fish River Canyon. Hikers carry a day pack and additional luggage is transported to the overnight stops
4 Days - Guided hike on the Waterberg Plateau
3 or 4 Days - Absolutely brilliant! One of the best experiences in Namibia
3 Days - Excellent guided walking trail on the NamibRand private reserve (near Sossusvlei)
Several rustic log cabins in the Namib Desert which can only be reached via a short and informative guided hike
A day hike between two lodges on the very edge of the Namib Desert
The Rostock Ritz Lodge north of Sossusvlei (en-route to Swakopmund) has a variety of guided and un-guided hikes ranging in duration from an hour to an entire day
A lodge on the edge of the Namib Desert which offers exceptional hiking & walking