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Forest Glade Nymph (male)

Aterica galene


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.


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


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 6 years ago

Looking for confirmation on the ID of this butterfly. Looks like the same butterfly has 2 ID's!

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Western, Uganda

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

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