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Gold-banded Forester

Euphaedra neophron


This butterfly kept landing on the damp earth in front of me, along a fairly dark path beside a lake, in a heavily forested area. The particular part of the path where I found it had some sunlight shining through, so I was able to catch some of the colour. The Gold Banded Forester (Euphaedra neophron) is a butterfly of the Nymphalidae family. It is found in eastern and southern Africa. The wingspan is 55-65 mm for males and 60-78 mm for females. Adults are on wing year round, with a peak from February to July.


Densely forested area beside a lake at 1400 meters.

1 species ID suggestions

bayucca 4 years ago
Gold-banded Forester
Euphaedra neophron Euphaedra neophron


pamsai 4 years ago

thank you VFT, it was gorgeous indeed...

pamsai 4 years ago

yes rams4d, regal colours! the royal purple and gold! It was even brighter in some lights, but difficult to catch on camera.

Caleb Steindel
Caleb Steindel 4 years ago


rams4d 4 years ago

Nice colors

pamsai 4 years ago

thank you Lauren. I saw this butterfly several times along the path and tried many times to get a good photo. Wasn't till we came to this little patch of sun that I achieved my wish. The colours just didn't show up in the shade...

LaurenZarate 4 years ago

Beautiful series.

pamsai 4 years ago

thanks bayucca. That pinterest link is a beautiful photo...

bayucca 4 years ago

Nymphalidae, Limenitidinae, Euthaliini, Euphaedra neophron. Nice one!

Arusha, Tanzania

Lat: -3.38, Long: 36.79

Spotted on Jun 16, 2014
Submitted on Jun 28, 2014


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