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Common Bush Brown

Bicyclus safitza safitza

Description:

Male:40-45 mm, Female: 43-48 mm. Distinctive hopping, bobbing, flight along paths, never flies far when flusched.

Habitat:

Forest edges, flatlands. Distribution: Abundant. Afromontane. Lowland and Riverine Forest and bush in eastern zone of South Africa, from W Cape (Knysna) to Soutpansberg

Notes:

Flight period: year-round, WSF mainly Oct-Dec (peak Nov), DSF mainly Jan -May(peak April)

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Neilen Joyce
Spotted by
Neilen Joyce

Knysna Local Municipality, Western Cape, South Africa

Spotted on Feb 24, 2013
Submitted on Mar 3, 2013

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