African Monarch in flight Painted Lady on Lavender African Monarch Female Diadem. Photographed 11/ 12/ 13/5/19 Ark
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
If you want to attract the right kind of diner you have to ensure you lay on the right food. African Monarch lunches on Lavender. 30th April
Two pip policeman African Monarch Female African Migrant Long Tailed Blue (I think). All snapped earlier this month. Ark
Grassveld Sylph, Metisella malgacha perches on some lavender. Photographed this morning. Ark.
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
And on the subject of migration … I mentioned to Brian the other day that the Brown Veined Whites (Belenois aurota) have begun their annual trek up through South Africa . A bit further north past our spot they make a right turn and head for Mozambique. I think this is where their journey ends, … More It fluttered by ….
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.