Cyrestis camillus

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Cyrestis camillus
African map butterfly (Cyrestis camillus camillus).jpg
C. c. camillus
in the Kakamega Forest, Kenya
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Genus: Cyrestis
Species: C. camillus
Binomial name
Cyrestis camillus
(Fabricius, 1781)
  • Papilio camillus Fabricius, 1781
  • Cyrestis (Azania) camillus
  • Papilio pantheus Drury, 1782
  • Cyrestis camillus f. donckieri Le Cerf, 1927
  • Cyrestis sublineata Lathy, 1901

Cyrestis camillus, the African map butterfly, is a butterfly of the family Nymphalidae. It is found in Africa, from Sierra Leone to Ethiopia and Tanzania and from Kenya to Natal.

The wingspan is 42–55 mm.

The larvae feed on Morus, Ficus and Zizyphus species.


  • Cyrestis camillus camillus (Sierra Leone to Cameroon, Zaire, Angola, western Kenya, Ethiopia)
  • Cyrestis camillus elegans Boisduval, 1833 (Madagascar)
  • Cyrestis camillus sublineata Lathy, 1901 (Zimbabwe, Mozambique to Malawi, Zambia, Tanzania, eastern Kenya, South Africa)

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