Spotted this morning.
This beauty is called the Gaudy Commodore (Precis octavia sesamus) and like it’s more plain cousin, the Garden Commodore, has seasonal dimorphism – wet and dry (summer and winter) versions. This is the summer rainfall version. The winter version is a vibrant blue pattern.
Now that the summer cousin has visited maybe it’s winter relation will pop by in a few months?
To date, this makes 51 butterfly species identified and photographed in the garden!