The spatial distribution of the eggs and larvae of Anaphe venata Butler within canopies of its host, Triplochiton scleroxylon K. Schum situated at Araromi Village northeast of Ibadan was determined. Sampling branches of T. scleroxylon once in a spiral from base of canopy upwards was sufficient in determining the distribution of eggs and larvae of A. venata. Although the differences in the mean count of egg masses and larval groups in the lower, middle and upper canopy levels were not significant, the highest percentage of egg masses and larvae occurred on the tips of branches in the lower canopy. Sampling studies on the developmental stages of A. venata may therefore be done at the lower canopy level for best precision. Eggs and larvae are aggregated while the larval dispersion on the host suggest photo-positivity. The use of mounted, motorised elevators is proposed in order to enhance efficiency of sampling and avoid destructive sampling.