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

Join Project Noah!

Striped Policeman

Coeliades forestan

Description:

The Striped Policeman (Coeliades forestan) is a butterfly of the Hesperiidae family. It is found from Transkei to Zimbabwe and to Botswana. It is also present on Madagascar. The wingspan is 45–55 mm for males and 55–64 mm for females. Adults are on wing year round in warmer areas with peaks September to April. The larvae feed on a wide range of plants, including Parinari curatellifolia, Lonchocarpus capassa, Combretum bracteosum, Combretum apiculatum, Solanum auriculatum, Solanum mauritianum, Millettia sutherlandii, Sphedamnocarpus rhamni, Sphedamnocarpus pruriens and Robinia pseudacacia.

Habitat:

Spotted on flowers in the garden

Notes:

Very elusive skipper

Species ID Suggestions



Sign in to suggest organism ID

Comments

dotun55
Spotted by
dotun55

Nigeria

Lat: 9.60, Long: 8.00

Spotted on Aug 21, 2013
Submitted on Sep 1, 2013

Related Spottings

Striped Policeman Striped Policeman Striped Policeman Two-pip Policeman

Nearby Spottings

Moth larve Silkmoth Hawk moth Vinegar silkmoth

Reference