Some butterflies mostly from in and around Pietermaritzburg, but some from further afield.
Clicking on thumnails will show the full sized pictures.
There are some cross-links, and an index of scientific names.
It's not often I can name a moth, but this one came into our house one evening and was characteristic enough to be identified. It is found in central Africa, and in the NE of the RSA. Wingspan is about 2 cm. Its common name is the Fourth Pearl, pearl being applied to the most members of the subfamily Spilomelinae. Fourth refers to the specific name, but I don't know why Zeller 1852 named it thus.