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Spotted Joker butterfly

Afrikaans name:

Spotted Joker

Spotted Joker

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The Spotted Joker butterfly is found over sections of Africa as well as India and Sri Lanka. In South Africa it is found in the Eastern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal, Mpumalanga, Gauteng, North West, Limpopo and parts of the Northern Cape.

These butterflies have a wingspan of around 4 cm with females being slightly larger than males. Male and females have similar colours but the female is less colourful.

Spotted Joker's are normally found in flatland areas.

They are on the wing throughout the year.

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References and further reading

Butterflies of Southern Africa - Author: Hugo Germishuys - Year Published: 1982 - Page: 48

Butterflies of Southern Africa - A field guide - Author: Mark Williams - Year Published: 1994 - Page: 86

Butterflies of the Kruger National Park - Author: Johan Kloppers and the late Dr. G. Van Son - Year Published: 1978 - Page: 77

Field Guide to Butterflies of South Africa - Author: Steve Woodhall - Year Published: 2005 - Page: 126

What's That Butterfly - Author: Steve Woodhall - Year Published: 2008 - Page: 858

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