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Scarlet Tip

Afrikaans name: Skarlakenpuntjie

Scarlet Tip butterfly in Kruger National Park

Photo © Steven Herbert

Colotis danae annae

The Scarlet Tip butterfly is quite variable in size. Specimens have a wingspan ranging from 3.5 to 5.5 cm.

Only males display the orangey-red colouration on the upperside wing tips. Females have more spots and markings.

The Scarlet Tip is found in a variety of habitats including forest edges, savanna and hillsides.

They can be seen at all times of the year.



Field Guide to Butterflies of South Africa - Author: Steve Woodhall - Year Published: 2005 - Page: 326

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