Sunday, September 11, 2011

Number 1 butterfly

This morning we walked in the Koeberg Nature Reserve just west of Cape Town. One of the wondrous things we saw was this little Silver Arrowhead butterfly (Phasis thero) sitting in a wild rosemary bush or Kapokkie as it is locally known (Eriocephalus racemosus).
Characteristic of this butterfly is the hooked silver bar that looks like an arrowhead (or the number 1) and two short tails on the hind wings.

If you are into butterflies, a really lovely blog is The Amateur Naturalist, who also observed the Silver Arrowhead in the West Coast National Park which is a bit further up the West Coast.

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