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Saclava Sailor/Spotted Sailor

Neptis saclava

Description:

4-6 cm wingspan.

Habitat:

Urban park, close to Indian Ocean

Notes:

The common name "sailor" is due to the characteristic of stiff gliding. Their wing beats are rather short. Family Nymphalidae - Brushfoots or brush-footed butterflies encompass approximately 3,000 species worldwide. This is a very diverse family of butterflies, and they occur everywhere except the polar ice caps. Their unifying characteristic is the reduced forelegs of both males and females. The habit of holding the forelegs close to the body is shared with many other insects, including some bumblebees, flies, bugs and beetles.

7 Comments

dotun55
dotun55 8 years ago

I love the Sailors!

Sckel
Sckel 8 years ago

Belezura.

bayucca
bayucca 8 years ago

Thanks for confirmation!

Tiz
Tiz 8 years ago

Excellent! A large pile of appreciation goes in the direction of yours!!! :D

Fanie
Fanie 8 years ago

Tina

Bayucca's ID is correct. Locally known as the spotted sailer.

Tiz
Tiz 8 years ago

Thank you dear Bayucca :)

bayucca
bayucca 8 years ago

Please, verify!!

Tiz
Spotted by
Tiz

Maputo, Mozambique

Spotted on Jul 7, 2013
Submitted on Aug 29, 2013

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