The Wildebeest's guide to South Africa

Sulphur Orange Tip

Afrikaans name: Swael-oranjepuntjie

Sulphur Orange Tip

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Colotis auxo

The Sulphur Orange Tip butterfly is also called the Yellow Orange Tip. It is a medium-sized butterfly with a wingspan of up to 4 cm.

These butterflies can be found in a variety of habitats including coastal areas, forest edges, flatlands and hillsides.

In South Africa they can be found from the Eastern Cape, through KwaZulu-Natal and Mpumalanga, to Limpopo.

References and further reading

Sasol First Field Guide to Butterflies & Moths of Southern Africa - Author: Simon van Noort - Published: 0 - Page: 15

Living Butterflies of Southern Africa - Volume 1 - Author: G.A. Henning et al - Published: 1997 - Page: 302

Field Guide to Insects of South Africa - Author: Mike Picker, Charles Griffiths and Alan Weaving - Published: 0 - Page: 376

Ivor Migdolls Field Guide to the Butterflies of Southern Africa - Author: Ivor Migdoll - Published: 1987 - Page: 223

Field Guide to Butterflies of South Africa - 2nd edition - Author: Steve Woodhall - Published: 2020 - Page: 344

Field Guide to Butterflies of South Africa - 1st edition - Author: Steve Woodhall - Published: 2005 - Page: 328

Familiar South African Butterflies - Author: Clive Quickelberge - Published: 1986 - Page: 49

Butterfly Gardening in South Africa - Author: Jill Reid - Published: 2000 - Page: 51

Butterfly Gardening in South Africa - Author: Jill Reid - Published: 2000 - Page: 84

Butterflies of the Kruger National Park - Author: Johan Kloppers and the late Dr. G. Van Son - Published: 1978 - Page: 21

Butterflies of Southern Africa - Author: Hugo Germishuys - Published: 1982 - Page: 72

Butterflies of Southern Africa - A field guide - Author: Mark Williams - Published: 1994 - Page: 51


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