African butterflies

May 17, 2017

Fanjove private island in the SongoSongo Archipelago off the southern Tanzania coast, has a rich diversity of flora and fauna, and in March-April each year, as the rains begin, the butterflies rival all other species with their diversity and beauty.


See here for yourselves! All the photos were taken by staff at Fanjove:


 Painted lady (Vanessa cardui)


 African Migrant, (Common Vagrant, African Vagrant), m (Catopsilia florella)


 African Migrant f - Catopsilia Florella


 Blue-pansy (Junonia orithya)


 Azure hairstreak (Hypolycaena canculus)


 Common diadem (Hypolimnas misippus)


 Common grass yellow (Eurema hecabe)


 Yellow-banded Acraea butterfly (Hyalites (Acraea) cabira)


 Round-winged orange-tip (Colotis euippe)




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