The Wildebeest's guide to South Africa

Boisduval's Tree Nymph

Afrikaans name: Boisduval-se-boombruintjie

Boisduval's Tree Nymph

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Sevenia boisduvali

Boisduval's Tree Nymph is a butterfly that has a wingspan of up to 4 cm. It is quite common along the eastern regions of South Africa.

It likes areas of coastal or lowland forest. It hangs around the forest edges.

It is attracted to fermenting fruit and on such occasions may be found in large swarms (I think that swarms is the right word?)

Boisduval's Tree Nymph may be seen all year round but is more common in late summer and autumn.

References and further reading

Pollinators, Predators and Parasites - Author: C. Scholtz, J. Scholtz, H. De Klerk - Published: 2021 - Page: 258

Whats That Butterfly - Author: Steve Woodhall - Published: 2008 - Page: 752

Gardening for Butterflies - Author: Steve Woodhall & Lindsay Gray - Published: 2015 - Page: 47

Ivor Migdolls Field Guide to the Butterflies of Southern Africa - Author: Ivor Migdoll - Published: 1987 - Page: 168

Field Guide to Butterflies of South Africa - 2nd edition - Author: Steve Woodhall - Published: 2020 - Page: 130

Butterflies of the Kruger National Park - Author: Johan Kloppers and the late Dr. G. Van Son - Published: 1978 - Page: 78

Field Guide to Butterflies of South Africa - 1st edition - Author: Steve Woodhall - Published: 2005 - Page: 126

Familiar South African Butterflies - Author: Clive Quickelberge - Published: 1986 - Page: 25

Butterflies of Southern Africa - A field guide - Author: Mark Williams - Published: 1994 - Page: 88


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