Forest Leopard Butterfly

Phalanta eurytis

In South Africa, the Forest Leopard Butterfly is found over most of Kwazulu-Natal and along the escarpment in Mpumalanga and Limpopo, where it inhabits dense woodland and forests (coastal, riverine and montane). Beyond our borders their distribution stretches through tropical Africa to Sudan and Ethiopia. Adults have a wingspan of about 45mm and are on the wing year round. They’re attracted to flowers and wet mud.


20 thoughts on “Forest Leopard Butterfly

      1. naturebackin

        Previously I have identified the African Leopard butterfly in our garden, but I have not thought to double-check against the Forest Leopard butterfly! So I will have to look more closely in future to see if perhaps we do indeed get both.

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