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Diadem / Mimic butterfly

Afrikaans name: Blouglans

Diadem at Kenneth Stainbank Nature Reserve

Photo © Steven Herbert

Hypolimnas misippus

The picture shown above illustrates a male Common Diadem. The female is orange and resembles the larger African Monarch.

The Common Diadem is found in the eastern and north-eastern parts of South Africa.

Its preferred habitat is more open grasslands and gardens.

The Common Diadem is also known as the Mimic.

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References

Butterflies of the Western Cape - Author: A.J.M. Claassens - Year Published: 2005 - Page: 30

Field Guide to Butterflies of South Africa - Author: Steve Woodhall - Year Published: 2005 - Page: 128

First Field Guide to Butterflies & Moths of Southern Africa - Author: Simon van Noort - Year Published: - Page: 19

Gardening for Butterflies - Author: Steve Woodhall & Lindsay Gray - Year Published: 2015 - Page: 48

What's That Butterfly - Author: Steve Woodhall - Year Published: 2008 - Page: 224

What's That Butterfly - Author: Steve Woodhall - Year Published: 2008 - Page: 601

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