Neptis sappho

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Pallas' sailer
Upperside on left, underside right, from Adalbert Seitz
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Genus: Neptis
Species: N. sappho
Binomial name
Neptis sappho
Pallas, 1771
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Neptis sappho, the Pallas' sailer or common glider, is a nymphalid butterfly found in Central Europe, Russia, India and other parts of temperate Asia and Japan.[1]

The wingspan is 40–46 mm.

The larvae feed on Lathyrus vernus, Lathyrus niger and Robinia pseudoacacia.



  1. ^ "Neptis Fabricius, 1807" at Markku Savela's Lepidoptera and Some Other Life Forms