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Wingspan male: 21-29 mm Female: 25-31 mm. Deep copper-orange. underside heavily marked, dark. Sexes similar. Females larger, wings rounder. occurs in large numbers in small areas. Both sexes fond of yellow compositae flowers. Fast flight not sustained.
Fynbos. Nominate in W Cape, selected areas in W Cape. Prefers wetlands, gulles and hillsides.
Flights period: Several broods: nominate Sept-Apr, peak Dec