News item no. 4324

2014-10-31 Megan Loftie-Eaton 
FLUTTERBY FRIDAY is here!

Happy FLUTTERBY FRIDAY! The species in the spotlight today is the Sulphur Orange Tip / Swael-oranjepuntjie (Colotis auxo). The Sulphur Orange Tip occurs in riverine, lowland forest, and savanna habitats from the Eastern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal, north into Mpumalanga and Limpopo Province.

The Sulphur Orange Tip is a member of the Pieridae family of butterflies.

Reference: Woodhall, Steve. 2005. Field Guide to Butterflies of South Africa, Cape Town:Struik Publishers.