Neptis jordani

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Jordan's sailer
Figure 1
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Genus: Neptis
Species: N. jordani
Binomial name
Neptis jordani
Neave, 1910

Neptis jordani, or Jordan's sailer, is a butterfly of the family Nymphalidae. It is found in Sub-Saharan Africa. The habitat consists of areas near rivers and grassy marshes.[1]

The wingspan is 38–42 mm in males and 44–45 mm in females. Adults are probably on the wing year round.[2]

The larvae feed on Polygonum strigonum.


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