Butterflies of Africa
Family - NYMPHALIDAE
subfamily - BIBLIDINAE
Tribe - EURYTELINI
Eurytela comprises of 4 species.
and alinda are confined to mainland
Africa. E. narinda is endemic to
Eurytela dryope is the most widespread
and common member of the genus, being found across most of
sub-Saharan Africa, Madagascar, and southern Arabia.
This species is found in savannah / woodland
mosaics, and in open areas within dry forest, at altitudes between
sea level and about 1500m.
The larval foodplants include
Tragia, Ricinus ( Euphorbiaceae
), Grewia ( Tiliaceae ),
Lecaniodiscus, Paullinia (
Sapindaceae ) and Holarrhena (
have a rapid, erratic flight, and probably spend much of their time
in the treetops, but often descend to bask with wigs almost fully
open, on the foliage of bushes.