News item no. 4220

2014-04-07 Megan Loftie-Eaton 
LepiMAP Record of the Week

LepiMAP Record of the Week is this female Kalahari Orange Tip; Kalahari Oranjepuntjie (Colotis lais) submitted to LepiMAP by Nellie Spangenberg. She photographed this rather tatty Kalahari Orange Tip near Kimberley in the Northern Cape Province.

The Kalahari Orange Tip is a butterfly of the Pieridae family. Its favoured habitat is that of savanna. it has a wingspan of 30–38 mm. The adults are on the wing year-round and their larvae probably feed on Capparaceae (caper) species.

Thank you Nellie for submitting this cool record to LepiMAP!!