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Cloanthe Pirate

Catacroptera cloanthe cloanthe


Catacroptera is a monotypic butterfly genus of the subfamily Nymphalinae in the family Nymphalidae found in sub-Saharan Africa


Spotted near a river bed - . The habitat consists of grassland and savanna.


Adults are on wing year round, but from September to April in cooler areas.

1 Species ID Suggestions

bayucca 3 years ago
The Pirate
Catachroptera cloanthe cloanthe File:Pirate 2017 09 03 7060.jpg - Wikipedia

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Stephen Wain
Stephen Wain 3 years ago

Thank you bayucca - really appreciate this

krgrant627 3 years ago

That's a beautiful butterfly

bayucca 3 years ago

I checked some Precis, only to learn, that it is not a Precis! It is Catachroptera cloanthe cloanthe. I finally found it in my local museum library! Nice one!

Stephen Wain
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Stephen Wain

Muchinga Province, Zambia

Spotted on Jun 12, 2019
Submitted on Jul 12, 2019

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