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Libythea laius Trimen 1879

Niklas Wahlberg
Containing group: Libythea


Libythea laius is found in eastern Africa, Madagascar, southern India and Sri Lanka. The butterfly flies in savannas, tropical semi-deciduous forests, subtropical forests and woodlands. The host plant of the species is Celtis. Adults can be abundant in some years, with migratory swarms developing.


Kawahara, A. Y. 2006. Biology of the snout butterflies (Nymphalidae, Libytheinae), Part 1: Libythea Fabricius. Transactions of the lepidopterological Society of Japan 57:13-33.

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