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Gold-banded Forester Butterfly

The Gold-banded Forester (Euphaedra neophron) is a butterfly of the Nymphalidae family. It is found in eastern and southern Africa. Gold-banded Foresters are found in very dense tropical forests. Occasionally, they will venture out into a clearing but these visits are usually short. Forester’s feed on rotting fruit and tree sap. As Adults, gold-banded foresters can have a much longer life span than the two week average associated with other species of butterflies. There are records of individuals of other species in the genus living over 200 days. It is believed that the longevity of these species, in part, has to do with their diet of rotting fruit

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