Coeliades libeon - Spotless policeman

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Coeliades libeon

Photo(s): Bart Wursten, Rusitu Forest.

Species details:

Note: Plain and sombre brown butterfly with more or less distinct white edging on the wings.
Distribution: Angola, DRC, Kenya, (north), Mozambique, northern Zambia, Zimbabwe, a rare vagrant in Botswana, northern Namibia and marginally in Eswatini and South Africa
Related plant families:
Related plant genera:
Related plant species:
Fabaceae subfamily PapilionoideaeCraibia brevicaudata subsp. baptistarum (Food plant)
PutranjivaceaeDrypetes gerrardii var. gerrardii (Food plant)
Literature: Henning, G.A., Pringle, E.L.L. & Ball, J.B. (1994), Pennington's Butterflies of Southern Africa, Struik Winchester, Cape Town, p. 308.
Woodhall, S. (2005), Field guide to Butterflies of 8outh Africa, Struik Publishers, Cape Town, p. 358.
Williams, M,C. (2008), Butterflies and Skippers of the Afrotropical Region, Hesperiidae subfamily Coeliadinae, p. 17, Online Encyclopaedia.

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-24

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2024). Flora of Zambia: Lepidoptera - Butterflies and Moths: Coeliades libeon ., retrieved 2 March 2024

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