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Spotless Policeman


Introduction: Spotless Policeman (Coellades libeon) are common and widespread favouring savannah, forest and grassland habitats. Feeding on flowers or sucking moisture from river and stream banks is common, which aides netting.

Distribution: Northern Namibia, Zambezi Region (formerly the Caprivi Strip) extending east as far as the Namib Desert and Skeleton Coast.

Breeding/Larval food: The leaves of some Euphorbiaceae spp. such as slender candelabra-euphorbia (Euphorbia avasmontana) and Damara euphorbia (Euphorbia damarana), both succulent shrubs. Larvae is an attractive lemon-yellow colour with black chequering.

Colouration: A plain dark green grounding with no spots, hence the common name.

On the wing: Throughout the year.

Wingspan: Approx 65mm.

Cape Cross Lodge

Wonderfully situated remote lodge - directly on the beach near the Cape Cross seal colony

Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp

An upmarket lodge on the Skeleton Coast - only visit-able as part of a fly in safari.

Terrace Bay

Accommodation in the Skeleton Coast, really catering for fisherman but hardened visitors who absolutely have to spend a few nights inside the Skeleton Coast Park may choose to stay here

Torra Bay

A campsite in the Skeleton Coast Park, popular with fisherman during the summer holidays

Walvis Bay Accommodation