Sunday, February 26, 2012
The Black-striped Hairtail, readily recognised, as its name implies by the black streak emerging from the base of fore-wing underside. The female (second from top) upperside is brown with more marked ocelli and lunules than the male. Compare this with the male's greyish background with his bronze sheen.
It can be found quite frequently in acacia savannah, its food plant being Acacia sp. including A. karroo.
All of the above specimens were from Bisley NR where it appears to be particularly well populated.