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Male 34-38mm Female 36-42mm. Sexes similar. Fond of shade but often out feeding on flowers in full sun.
Forest edges, gullies, flatlands. Distribution: Common in cool, moist forests, coastal or riverine bush and kloofs from W Cape along eastern seaboard through E Cape to KwaZulu-Natal, eastern slopes of escarpment through Swaziland and Mpumalanga to Limpopo Province
Flight periods: Year-round, mostly Sept-May.