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Spotted Sailer

Afrikaans name: Spikkel-swerwer

Spotted Sailer butterfly

Spotted Sailer

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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.

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