Afrikaans name: Ouheks
The Layman is a large butterfly with females achieving a wingspan of almost 7 cm. Males are slightly smaller at 6 cm.
The Layman may be seen all year round but is more common in summer and autmumn. It has a slow and lazy looking flight.
This butterfly is found along the eastern portions of South Africa through KZN, Mpumalanga and Limpopo.
It is found in a variety of habitats including the edges of forests, grassland, parks and gardens.
Above - the pupae of the Layman butterfly is gold in colour.
References and further readingSuburban Wildlife in KZN - Author: Dr. Jason Londt - Published: 2009 - Page: 90
Suburban Wildlife in KZN - Author: Dr. Jason Londt - Published: 2009 - Page: 92
African Insect Life - revised edition - Author: S.H. Skaife - Published: 1979 - Page: 251