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Scarlet Tip (1:4)

Colotis annae annae

Description:

A follow up to the previous spotting with the many Colotis sp. A medium sized butterfly with dark orange, almost pinkish tips of the wing. I spotted many of those, and all of them had this bright colouration.

Habitat:

High altitude mixed woodland (prim. Acasia bushes) and grassland. This was found on a plant next to a gravel road. Place for the spotting: Mlawula Nature Reserve, Swaziland.

Notes:

This butterfly has varying amount of dark markings on the wings depending on the gender, location and time of year. Read more here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colotis_dan... This can also be a Red Tip Colotis antevippe

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5 Comments

rams4d
rams4d 5 years ago

Beautiful

Tiz
Tiz 5 years ago

Thak you Seema and Dotun for commenting on this spotting! Dotun, since there are so few flowers in bloom where I was (due to the dry season) the few flowers that existed were crowded with all types of butterflies! The butterflies I normally see in Mozambique are on wing all the time and it is difficult to get a picture. I was very lucky in Swaziland! Have a great weekend both of you, and I am looking forward to se your future spottings :)

dotun55
dotun55 5 years ago

*Swaziland

dotun55
dotun55 5 years ago

This one's on my Wanted List. Very evasive! I think you deserve a medal, or maybe Mmozambican species are more affable.

Seema
Seema 5 years ago

so many b'ful; creatures exist, which I never nknew

Tiz
Spotted by
Tiz

Mbabane, Sifundza seHhohho, Swaziland

Lat: -26.22, Long: 32.00

Spotted on Jul 13, 2013
Submitted on Jul 14, 2013

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