It Fluttered By

Female Diadem Male Diadem Ark. Photographed this afternoon   Common Diadem Alternate common name: Diadem Afrikaans common names: Blouglans (male), Na-aper (female) Wingspan: ♂ 60–65 mm ♀ 70–80 mm Notes: Male is a strong fl ier and is territorial on hilltops and in forest clearings. Sexes dimorphic, distinctive. Polymorphic females are mimics of all forms … More It Fluttered By

It Fluttered by

  Citrus Swallowtail. I spotted it through the shed door (yesterday) and managed a single shot before it was over the back wall and gone! And I noticed this on  a fresh leaf of the Lemon Tree by the pond this morning –  first laval stage of the Swallowtail. It looks like bird  poop for … More It Fluttered by

Macro Monday

  Painted Lady The only regular almost year-round butterfly visitor to the Ark’s Spot. Here one parks off on a Spring Onion for some refreshment .   Ark.