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Thursday, June 6, 2013

Garden Acraea - Male (Acraea horta)

Family Nymphalidae Heliconiinae
 A medium size butterfly found in the eastern half of SA.

2 comments:

Firefly said...

Sad how we don't see as many butterflies as in the past anymore

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

A lot depends on the weather Jonker. They dont like cold or rainy weather. This trip I am on has seen me fining a LOT of species in some areas. Just in St Lucia alone I added photographs of 15 new species to my website and I was not even trying hard to find them.