Bematistes aganice aganice
The Common Wanderer is found from South Africa through to Ethiopia and Sudan. There are 6 sub-species of this butterfly - in South Africa we find Bematistes aganice aganice.
In South Africa it is found along the eastern regions of the country from East London to southern Kruger National Park.
It is a large butterfly with females having a wingspan of up to 7.5 cm. Males are smaller with a wingspan of around 6 cm.
The Common Wanderer may be seen at any time of the year but it is most common in summer.
They tend to be found in wetter forests.