Gold-banded Forester

Euphaedra neophron

a gold banded forester, Euphaedra neophron, from Watamu, Kenya, Jan. 2012. Photo © by Michael Plagens

Observed at Gede Ruins, Watamu, Kenya, January 2012. The wing span is about 6 cm.

As implied by the common name these butterflies appear in forested areas generally at lower elevations. The caterpillars feed on several small trees in the soapberry family. The adults tend to alight on forest paths where dappled sunlight illuminates their brilliant colors.

Nymphaliidae -- Brush-footed Butterfly Family

More Information:

Kenya Natural History

Copyright Michael J. Plagens. Page created 31 March 2012.