Antanartia schaeneia

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Long tail admiral
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Genus: Antanartia
Species: A. schaeneia
Binomial name
Antanartia schaeneia
(Trimen, 1879)[1]
  • Eurema schaeneia Trimen, 1879
  • Hypanartia commixta Butler, 1880
  • Antanartia nigerrimus Stoneham, 1934

Antanartia schaeneia, the long tail admiral or long-tailed admiral, is a butterfly of the family Nymphalidae. It is found in eastern Africa.


Both sexes are attracted to fermented fruit and males mud-puddle.

The larvae feed on Fleurya capensis, Boehmeria nivea, Australina, Boehmeria, Pouzolzia, and Urtica species.


  • Antanartia schaeneia schaeneia (Cape, Natal, Transvaal)
  • Antanartia schaeneia dubia (eastern Rhodesia to Malawi, Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, eastern Zaire)
  • Antanartia schaeneia diluta (Ethiopia)


  1. ^ "Antanartia Rothschild & Jordan, 1903" at Markku Savela's Lepidoptera and Some Other Life Forms