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Forest Glade Nymph (male)

Aterica galene

Description:

The Forest Glade Nymph (Aterica galene) is a butterfly of the Nymphalidae family. The wingspan is 45–55 mm. Both sexes are commonly seen basking, while feeding on rotting fruit on the forest floor. The males also mud-puddle, imbibing mineralised moisture from paths and trails, the seem to prefer places where dappled sunlight filters through to ground level. The butterflies have a rapid flight over short distances and usually fly close to the ground. They are easily disyurbed and take flight readily often returning after a minute or two to resume feeding.

Habitat:

Seen in wetlands on some bushes at the edge of Magombe Swamp

Notes:

Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary. Located outside Kibale Forest park in Magombe Swamp. The sanctuary was set up to preserve the exclusive environmental features along with the wetland.

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1 Comment

pamsai
pamsai 6 years ago

Looking for confirmation on the ID of this butterfly. Looks like the same butterfly has 2 ID's!
http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/569...

pamsai
Spotted by
pamsai

Western, Uganda

Spotted on Jul 12, 2014
Submitted on Aug 8, 2014

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