Afrikaans name: Spikkel-swerwer
Neptis saclava marpessa
The Spotted Sailer has a wingspan of around 4.5 cm with females being a bit larger than males.
It is found from around Port Elizabeth, along the east coast and the northern and north-eastern portions of the country.
The Spotted Sailer is mainly found in lowland forests and riverine forests.
The sexes have similar colouration.
References and further readingWhats That Butterfly - Author: Steve Woodhall - Published: 2008 - Page: 722
Southern African Wildlife - Author: Readers Digest - Published: 1989 - Page: 341
Ivor Migdolls Field Guide to the Butterflies of Southern Africa - Author: Ivor Migdoll - Published: 1987 - Page: 165
Gardening for Butterflies - Author: Steve Woodhall & Lindsay Gray - Published: 2015 - Page: 92
Field Guide to Butterflies of South Africa - 1st edition - Author: Steve Woodhall - Published: 2005 - Page: 122
Field Guide to Butterflies of South Africa - 2nd edition - Author: Steve Woodhall - Published: 2020 - Page: 126
Familiar South African Butterflies - Author: Clive Quickelberge - Published: 1986 - Page: 25
Butterflies of the Kruger National Park - Author: Johan Kloppers and the late Dr. G. Van Son - Published: 1978 - Page: 78
Butterflies of Southern Africa - A field guide - Author: Mark Williams - Published: 1994 - Page: 90