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Marsh Acraea

Hyalites rahira rahira

Description:

Wingspan Male: 35-40 mm Female: 40-50 mm. sexes very similar in markings but female is a duller orange-buff.

Habitat:

Wetlands. Distribution: Nama Karoo, Fynbos, Grassland, Savanna and Riverine Forest. From W Cape, along the coast into E Cape and KZN where it spread inland to warmer areas. Widespread but localised in Mpumalanga, Gauteng and Limpopo and NW provences.

Notes:

Locally common in marshes and vleis, and damp rivers margins. Flight slow and low, with fairly rapid wing-beat; often settles on plants. Flight period: Year-round in warmer areas, most active Sept-Apr. In cooler areas, found only in the hot summer months. First three photos are male and the last female

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4 Comments

YukoChartraw
YukoChartraw 7 years ago

Lovely!

Telse
Telse 7 years ago

Very nice Neilen.

Mona Pirih
Mona Pirih 7 years ago

Beautiful !!! I love it.

Jared Hersch
Jared Hersch 7 years ago

Your best butterfly pic yet, beautiful!

Neilen Joyce
Spotted by
Neilen Joyce

Knysna Local Municipality, Western Cape, South Africa

Spotted on Mar 9, 2013
Submitted on Mar 9, 2013

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