Neptis goochii

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Small streaked sailer
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Figure 2 male
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Tribe: Neptini
Genus: Neptis
Species: N. goochii
Binomial name
Neptis goochii
Trimen, 1879
Synonyms
  • Neptis goochi

Neptis goochii, the small streaked sailer, is a butterfly of the family Nymphalidae. It is found in Sub-Saharan Africa.[1] The habitat consists of forests.[2]

Wingspan is 30–35 mm in males and 34–38 mm in females. Adults are on the wing year round with a peak from December to May.[1]

The larvae feed on Acalypha species,[1] as well as Alchornea cordifolia and Dalbergia species.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Woodhall, Steve (2005). Field Guide to Butterflies of South Africa. Cape Town, South Africa: Struik. ISBN 978-1-86872-724-7. 
  2. ^ Afrotropical Butterflies: Nymphalidae - Tribe Limenitidini