First beans Wild Iris Juvenile Mantis Mane Citrus Swallowtail among the Lemon Seedlings Brown Button in the Shed Air Plant in flower Squash Potatoes and Squash Sunset Ark.
Two days ago, the little Swallowtail caterpillar looked like bird droppings … but now it has it’s ‘Second Coat’ which it will wear until it has fattened up and then pupates. I brought the lemon tree seedling inside and it sits on my desk. I’ll soon confine the caterpillar to a large enclosed plastic bottle … More All Change
Citrus Swallowtail – first form. 1/11/19 Ark
Geranium Bronze (Cacyreus marshalli) Pea Blue or Long-Tailed Blue (Lampides Boeticus). Male. Photographed yesterday afternoon. Ark
I have made mention a couple of times that once I acquired a digital camera I embarked on a quest ( cue music) to photo catalog all the flora and especially the fauna that resides in and/or visits our garden. In the beginning it was fairly easy, and the files quickly filled with all sorts … More Quelle Surprise!
Gold spotted Sylph (Metisella metis metis) Back Garden – 22/8/19 Painted Lady. Front Lawn 22/8/19 Ark
Painted Lady 12/08/19 Ark
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
Tiny African Blue (Gaika Blue) takes a breather yesterday on the lavender. Ark