Neptis sp.

Sailor, Neptis sp., observed at Kongelai Escarpment, Rift Valley, Kenya. Photo © by Michael Plagens

This butterfly was observed in open woods on the slopes of the Kongelai Escarpment, below Makutano, Kenya on July 2014.

Several species of Sailor butterflies can be found in Kenya; Wikipedia lists 14. Most have contrasting patches of white on a dark background color.

Nymphalidae -- Brush-footed Butterfly Family

More Information:

Kenya Natural History

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