The Wildebeest's guide to South Africa

Small Orange Tip butterfly

Afrikaans name: Kleinoranjepuntjie

Small Orange Tip butterfly in Kruger National Park

Photo © Steven Herbert

Colotis evagore antigone

The Small Orange Tip butterfly has a wingspan of 3 to 3.5 cm. Males are slightly smaller than females.

Only the male exhibits the orange tip to the wings. Females are more blotched with blackish-brown and yellow spots.

The Small Orange Tip is found along the southern and eastern coast line from the Western Cape through KwaZulu-Natal. It also occurs through Mpumalanga, Limpopo, Gauteng and Nort-West province.

It may be found in a variety of habitats including bushveld, savanna and dry coastal forest.

References and further reading

Pollinators, Predators and Parasites - Author: C. Scholtz, J. Scholtz, H. De Klerk - Published: 2021 - Page: 206

Ivor Migdolls Field Guide to the Butterflies of Southern Africa - Author: Ivor Migdoll - Published: 1987 - Page: 225

Living Butterflies of Southern Africa - Volume 1 - Author: G.A. Henning et al - Published: 1997 - Page: 316

Field Guide to Butterflies of South Africa - 2nd edition - Author: Steve Woodhall - Published: 2020 - Page: 348

Field Guide to Butterflies of South Africa - 1st edition - Author: Steve Woodhall - Published: 2005 - Page: 332

Butterflies of the Kruger National Park - Author: Johan Kloppers and the late Dr. G. Van Son - Published: 1978 - Page: 24

Butterflies of the Western Cape - Author: A.J.M. Claassens - Published: 2005 - Page: 58

Butterflies of Southern Africa - A field guide - Author: Mark Williams - Published: 1994 - Page: 55

Butterflies of Southern Africa - Author: Hugo Germishuys - Published: 1982 - Page: 77

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