Spotted Buff butterfly
Afrikaans name: Spikkel-geelvlerkie
The Spotted Buff is a small, but striking, butterfly that is found along the coastal regions of KwaZulu-Natal.
These butterflies tend to fly higher during the heat of the day and lower in the mornings and late afternoons.
The male Spotted Buffs have a wingspan of around 3 cm. The females have a wingspan of around 3.5 to 4 cm.
They can be seen during summer into early autumn.
Their preferred habitats are forest edges and well-planted parks and gardens.
References and further readingButterflies of Southern Africa - A field guide - Author: Mark Williams - Year Published: 1994 - Page: 160
Familiar South African Butterflies - Author: Clive Quickelberge - Year Published: 1986 - Page: 38
Field Guide to Butterflies of South Africa - Author: Steve Woodhall - Year Published: 2005 - Page: 142
Ivor Migdoll's Field Guide to the Butterflies of Southern Africa - Author: Ivor Migdoll - Year Published: 1987 - Page: 175