De rerum: an acknowlegement and explanation.
INDEX: Linnaean

Friday, April 29, 2011

Leptotes (pirithous)

This is possibly the Common Zebra Blue and as its name implies is the most common of the genus in South Africa. It also has a distinctive rather zebra like underside. It is impossible from a picture to tell the different species apart.. I found this beautifully marked specimen at Cumberland. It has a catholic taste of food-plant which includes Plumbago auriculata. This plant (below) in our garden was always an attraction for the butterfly.

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