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Lilac Mother-of-Pearl

Salamis cacta

Description:

Salamis cacta, the Lilac Mother-of-Pearl or Lilac Beauty, is a butterfly in the Nymphalidae family. I was lucky to see this, as adults usually fly in the forest canopy, but may descend to suck at damp patches or to settle in the undergrowth.

Habitat:

Seen on the veranda of a cottage in a clearing in an primary forest in Uganda. The habitat consists of forests, including disturbed forest habitats.

Notes:

Last photo shows the habitat.

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Lilac Mother-of-Pearl
Salamis cacta Salamis cacta


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2 Comments

pamsai
pamsai 4 years ago

Yes, well maybe I saw it in the wrong light! Thanks Daniele for all your help...

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 4 years ago

I guess it all depends on the angle from which you're looking at it with the iridescence... but common names can be very arbitrary :-)

pamsai
pamsai 4 years ago

Hahah Daniele! Someones having a joke here... How did that get called lilac!?

pamsai
Spotted by
pamsai

Uganda

Lat: 0.21, Long: 32.29

Spotted on Jul 19, 2014
Submitted on Jul 21, 2014

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