The annual Caper White emigration/migration is under way and once again the garden is at times a fluttering haze of delicate powdery wings as millions upon millions of these butterflies make their way North then East from the Karoo in the Cape.
And there are the occasional passengers along for the ride.
Female Belenois creona severina, African Caper White.
This wet season colour variation is normally only seen in more Easterly climes of SA. That it showed up here may be indicative of the few days of heavy rains we’ve had?
Anyway, first time I have seen and photographed one. It shall be added to the collection!
Common Orange Tip. Colotis evenia evenia. Male.
Number 7 takes stroll in the summer heat – brave lad!
”Blow that for a bunch of soldiers. Call me when the sun goes down.”
Garden Commodore. Wet form.
African Migrant. Catopsilia florella
Shield Bug. Have not identified species so far.
Large Scarab Beetle. Hypselogenia geotrupina
A few veggies from the garden for dinner.
All home grown!