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Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Natal Acraea (Acraea natalica)

Family Nymphalidae Heliconiinae
Large, with a wingspan of 55-65mm.
Foun d from Gauteng northwards and along the east coast.
 These butterflies not only have a difference between male and female, but also during the wet and dry seasons.

They prefer grassland areas.
Info: Field Guide to Butterflies of South Africa (Steve Woodhall)


Firefly said...

We have acraea around our office and you actually see them go through the fases

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

Things like that are great to observe Jonker. I am totally hooked on trying to get images of it all but I will have to live to be 200 to even make a dent in it. :)

Gaelyn said...

Once again you've scored on these images.

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

Thanks Gaelyn. I have never collected so many species of butterflies in one week as I did n St. Lucia, then I only skimmed the top few as there were a lot more which I left for next time. :)