African Butterfly Database

Euphaedra sangbae Hecq, 1996

Taxonomy:

 Family: Nymphalidae
 Subfamily: Limenitinae
 Tribus: Adoliadini

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Occurrence:

 Cameroon; Central African Republic;

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Description:

Biology & habits:

It is among the few Euphaedra species, which inhabit the northern edge of the forest-savannah transition zone, where forest is usually restricted to narrow vallies in hilly country. Both males and females fly inside the narrow forest strips, often resting in sun-lit leaves or feeding on fallen fruit. Males come to hilltops with open woodland  to display between 15.00 and 17.00. For a long time, the species was known only from the Central African Republic, but it is also rather present in Northern Camerron, on the northern escarpment of the Adamawa plateau at about 800-1000 m a.s.l.

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