De rerum: an acknowlegement and explanation.
INDEX: Linnaean

Monday, August 11, 2014

Colotis annae

The Scarlet Tip, certainly one of the showpieces of our butterflies. It was previously C. danae annae now C. annae annae. I don't know if Danae is a reference to the mother of Perseus, or to Homer's Greeks (vs Trojans) in the Iliad.
These photographs aer of an exuberant summer form. It is the male.

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