Neptis laeta

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Common sailer
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Tribe: Neptini
Genus: Neptis
Species: N. laeta
Binomial name
Neptis laeta
Overlaet, 1955
Synonyms
  • Neptis roberti Eltringham, 1929

Neptis laeta, the common sailer or albizia sailer, is a butterfly of the family Nymphalidae. It is found in Sub-Saharan Africa. The habitat consists of forests and woodland.[1]

Its wingspan is 40–48 mm in males and 45–52 mm in females. Adults are on the wing year round with peak from December to May.[2]

The larvae feed on Dalbergia obovata, Dalbergia armata, Albizia adianthifolia, and Acalypha species.[2]

References[edit]

  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.