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.



Fact File

Similar Species Foodplants Habitat Distribution


Lathyrus spp

Damp woodland.

Common glider distribution.


Early Stages




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