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Boisduval's Tree Nymph

Afrikaans name: Boisduval-se-boombruintjie

Boisduval's Tree Nymph

Photo © Steven Herbert

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.

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References and further reading

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

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

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

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

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

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

What's That Butterfly - Author: Steve Woodhall - Year Published: 2008 - Page: 752

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