Neptis puella

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Neptis puella
Female, figure 12
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Genus: Neptis
Species: N. puella
Binomial name
Neptis puella
Aurivillius, 1894[1]
  • Neptis lucayensis Schultze, 1916

Neptis puella, the little sailer, is a butterfly in the Nymphalidae family. It is found in Sierra Leone, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Togo, Nigeria, Cameroon, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Uganda, western Kenya, western Tanzania and north-western Zambia.[2] The habitat consists of Cryptosepalum woodland.


  1. ^ "Neptis Fabricius, 1807" at Markku Savela's Lepidoptera and Some Other Life Forms
  2. ^ Afrotropical Butterflies: Nymphalidae - Tribe Limenitidini