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
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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: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Caprivi: Lepidoptera - Butterflies and Moths: Coeliades libeon ., retrieved 15 April 2024

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