Neptis kiriakoffi

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Kiriakoff's sailer
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Genus: Neptis
Species: N. kiriakoffi
Binomial name
Neptis kiriakoffi
Overlaet, 1955
  • Neptis overlaeti Pennington, 1962

Neptis kiriakoffi, or Kiriakoff's sailer, is a butterfly of the family Nymphalidae. It is found in Sub-Saharan Africa. The habitat consists of forests and Brachystegia woodland.[1]

Its wingspan is 40–48 mm in males and 45–52 mm in females. Adults are probably on the wing year round.[2]

The larvae feed on Acalypha paniculata, Paullinia, Australina, and Pilea species.[2][3]


  1. ^ Afrotropical Butterflies: Nymphalidae - Tribe Limenitidini
  2. ^ a b Woodhall, Steve (2005). Field Guide to Butterflies of South Africa. Cape Town, South Africa: Struik. ISBN 978-1-86872-724-7. 
  3. ^ "Neptis Fabricius, 1807" at Markku Savela's Lepidoptera and Some Other Life Forms