Common glider - Neptis sappho

Photo Milan Djuric

 

Family: Nymphalidae.

Flight Time: May-June, July-August.

Size: 44-48mm

Altitude: 200-1550m

A species which as its name suggests glides through woodland canopy. This specimen was photographed in Mt. Kosmaj in Serbia.

Right picture from Mark Ogden in Hungary 2006.

 

 

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Similar Species Foodplants Habitat Distribution

 

Lathyrus spp

Damp woodland.

Common glider distribution.

 

Early Stages

 

     
 
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