Libythea labdacaNiklas Wahlberg
Libythea labdaca is found in Western and Central Africa south of the Sahara Desert. It is known to form large migratory swarms twice a year, once in the spring (with mainly southward movements) and once in autumn (with mainly northward movements). In one migration event, over 1 billion butterflies were estimated to have migrated in Ghana. Host plants are in the genus Celtis as is usual in this genus.
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.
University of Turku, Finland
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