Aterica galene

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Aterica galene
Forest glade nymph (Aterica galene galene) male.jpg
Forest glade nymph (Aterica galene galene) male underside.jpg
both male A. g. galene
Bobiri Forest, Ghana
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Genus: Aterica
Species: A. galene
Binomial name
Aterica galene
(Brown, 1776)[1]
  • Papilio galene Brown, 1776
  • Aterica theophane Hopffer, 1855
  • Papilio cupavia Cramer, 1779
  • Aterica buchholzi Plötz, 1880
  • Aterica galene f. dimorpha Bartel, 1905
  • Aterica galene ab. luteofasciata Schultze, 1920
  • Aterica galene f. albimacula Joicey and Talbot, 1921
  • Aterica galene galene ab. juncta Dufrane, 1933
  • Aterica galene galene f. pierardi Dufrane, 1933
  • Aterica galene ab. dechroma Strand, 1911
  • Aterica galene omissa Rothschild, 1918

Aterica galene, the forest glade nymph, is a butterfly of the Nymphalidae family. It is found in Africa.[2]

The wingspan is 45–55 mm.

The larvae feed on Combretum, Quisqualis indica, Quisqualis littorea, Terminalia glaucescens and Scottellia


  • Aterica galene galene (western Kenya, Uganda, western Tanzania to Zaire, Angola, Cameroon, Senegal)
  • Aterica galene theophane Hopffer, 1855 (Kenya to Mozambique, Rhodesia, Malawi)
  • Aterica galene incisa Rothschild & Jordan, 1903 (Ethiopia)
  • Aterica galene extensa Heron, 1909 (Cameroon, Gabon, Congo, Angola, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Uganda, western Kenya, western Tanzania, Zambia)


  1. ^ Afrotropical Butterflies: Nymphalidae - Tribe Adoliadini
  2. ^ "Aterica Boisduval, 1833" at Markku Savela's Lepidoptera and Some Other Life Forms

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