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Monday, October 21, 2013

Layman (Amauris albimaculata)

Family Nymphalidae Danainae

Large butterflies 5-6cm wingspan.
 Found in the eastern regions and as far south as the Eastern Cape.
 Habitat: forest edges, parks and gardens.

Info: Field Guide to Butterflies of South Africa (Steve Woodhall)


Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

Interesting looking butterfly, not one I recognise, Have a good week. Diane

Gaelyn said...

Gorgeous shots, as always.

Becky said...

Beautiful!! I miss the butterflies around here. So few again this summer. I only saw 2 Monarchs and we had a bounty of great Milkweed this year.