Guardian Nature School Contact Blog Project Noah Facebook Project Noah Twitter

A global citizen science platform
to discover, share and identify wildlife

Join Project Noah!
nature school apple icon

Nature School For Teachers - Fall 2020 Launch! visit nature school

Cloanthe Pirate

Catacroptera cloanthe cloanthe

Description:

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

Habitat:

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

Notes:

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

1 Species ID Suggestions

The Pirate
Catachroptera cloanthe cloanthe File:Pirate 2017 09 03 7060.jpg - Wikipedia


Sign in to suggest organism ID

3 Comments

Stephen Wain
Stephen Wain a year ago

Thank you bayucca - really appreciate this

krgrant627
krgrant627 a year ago

That's a beautiful butterfly

bayucca
bayucca a year 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!
https://www.flickr.com/photos/149893775@...
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catacropte...
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:...
https://www.digitalcommonwealth.org/sear...

Stephen Wain
Spotted by
Stephen Wain

Muchinga Province, Zambia

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

Related Spottings

Pirate

Nearby Spottings

African Mantis King baboon spider Smooth Chameleon Verreaux's Eagle Owl
Noah Guardians
Noah Sponsors