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Western Blotched Leopard

Lachnoptera anticlia


Lachnoptera anticlia, the Western Blotched Leopard, is a butterfly in the Nymphalidae family.


On a dirt road that ran through the center of Kibale forest. Here patches of sun penetrated the forest and there were many butterflies.


Adults fly in the forest under storey as well as on top of the canopy. Both sexes are attracted to flowers and males mud puddle and are attracted to urine patches.

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pamsai 7 years ago

Thanks kibuyu. It looks like it could be Lachnoptera anticlia. Thanks for the lead.

Davidbygott 7 years ago

Looks like a Lachnoptera sp.

pamsai 7 years ago

Good lord Neil, that is so difference to my experience. I loved Uganda and found the people to be very friendly. All depends where you go, of course. Glad you are still with us!

armadeus.4 7 years ago

Fantastic shot Pam. The sunlight really highlights the colour and patterns on this beauty. Thank you for sharing :)

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 7 years ago

An extraordinary photo, Pam. Great spotting of this beautiful butterfly... in a pretty wild part of the wild. I was almost shot in Uganda.

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Western, Uganda

Spotted on Jul 12, 2014
Submitted on Aug 7, 2014

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