The Wildebeest's guide to South Africa

Spotted Sailer

Afrikaans name: Spikkel-swerwer

Spotted Sailer butterfly

Spotted Sailer

Photo © Steven Herbert

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 reading

Whats 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


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