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COMMON GLIDER (14)
marius-secan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2007 W: 0 N: 5412] (29598)
COMMON GLIDER (NEPTIS SAPPHO)

A delicate butterfly, gently glides through dappled light in woodland and along woodland edges.

Identification & Similar species: Resembles the white admirals and the Hungarian glider, Limenitis sp. & Neptis rivularis. A white band in the upperside forewing cell and two on the hindwing separate the species.

Distribution & Flight: NE Italy and eastwards. Sporadic in the Balkans to north Greece. Double brooded in May/ June and July/ August.

Habitat & Behaviour: Open woodland, clearings and woodland edges in dappled shade. Feeds on flowers, Euphorbias for example, and takes salts from mud.

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marius-secan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2007 W: 0 N: 5412] (29598)
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