The Wildebeest's guide to South Africa

Common Bush Brown butterfly

Afrikaans name: Swart-bosbruintjie

Common Bush Brown

Common Bush Brown

Photo © Steven Herbert

Bicyclus safitza

The Common Bush Brown butterfly is also known as the Common Savanna Bush Brown.

It is a medium sized butterfly which has a wing-span of around 4.5 cm. Females are slightly larger than males.

The Common Bush Brown can be found at all times of the year. As its name suggests it is very common.

They occur in a broad band along the eastern regions of South Africa.

Common Bush Brown

Photo © Steven Herbert

They are normally found along forest edges and flat-lands.

References and further reading

Field Guide to Insects of South Africa - Author: Mike Picker, Charles Griffiths and Alan Weaving - Published: 0 - Page: 374

Gardening for Butterflies - Author: Steve Woodhall & Lindsay Gray - Published: 2015 - Page: 32

Ivor Migdolls Field Guide to the Butterflies of Southern Africa - Author: Ivor Migdoll - Published: 1987 - Page: 147

Self-guided Trails in Durban - Author: Durban Corporation - Published: 0 - Page: 122

Whats That Butterfly - Author: Steve Woodhall - Published: 2008 - Page: 416

Whats That Butterfly - Author: Steve Woodhall - Published: 2008 - Page: 1072

Field Guide to Butterflies of South Africa - 2nd edition - Author: Steve Woodhall - Published: 2020 - Page: 48

Familiar South African Butterflies - Author: Clive Quickelberge - Published: 1986 - Page: 19

Field Guide to Butterflies of South Africa - 1st edition - Author: Steve Woodhall - Published: 2005 - Page: 42

Butterflies of the Kruger National Park - Author: Johan Kloppers and the late Dr. G. Van Son - Published: 1978 - Page: 59

Butterflies of Southern Africa - A field guide - Author: Mark Williams - Published: 1994 - Page: 131

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