Druryea antimachus (Drury, 1782)

Bangui, C.A.R.; 10/97

   Widespread in West and Central African primary lowland rain forest, rare in much of its range though common in Zaire and CAR. Apparently keeps to forest canopy though numbers of males may be seen at puddles and clearings where found. Females are extremely rare probably spend much of the life in the canopy, and demand a high price from dealers. Not threatened at present, but W. African populations are declining rapidly due to habitat destruction. Does not survive in secondary forest, and population density tends to reflect the extent of preserved primary forest. The smaller race from Uganda has been named ssp parvus