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Notes:

Was told it was a Common Wanderer but I am not sure.

2 Species ID Suggestions

Albizia Sailer
Neptis laeta Neptis laeta Overlaet, 1955
Common Sailer
Neptis laeta Common Sailer


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3 Comments

Rithmini Dinhara
Rithmini Dinhara 2 months ago

Oh, I see... Thank you for the explanation!

Ornithoptera80
Ornithoptera80 2 months ago

Both ID's above are the same species Neptis laeta, but share many common names, so Albizia sailer and Common Sailer are accepted common names for the species Neptis laeta. You could call it the Albizia sailer or Common Sailer, but the scientific name really determines the species. This also appears with the species Actias sinensis and Actias dubernardi, where the common names can be the Chinese moon moth, but the scientific names are different.
https://inaturalist.ca/taxa/357655-Nepti...

Rithmini Dinhara
Rithmini Dinhara 2 months ago

Ornithoptera80 Don't you think Common Sailor (Neptis hylas) and Albizia Sailor (Neptis laeta) are two different butterflies? Common Sailor is found in the Indian subcontinent and southeast Asia while Albizia Sailor is found in Sub-Saharan Africa.

10wildfig
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White River, Mpumalanga, South Africa

Spotted on Apr 6, 2021
Submitted on Jul 12, 2021

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