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Cape Autumn Widow

Dira clytus clytus

Insects
Notes

Cape Autumn Widow being “chased” by a bee from flower to flower. The bee seemed to wait and see where the butterfly settled, and then “chased” it away to get to the nectar. I watched this behaviour for about 5 minutes.
The plant is a fragrant shrub – I think Kapokbossie (Eriocephalus africanus)

Other Names

Cape Autumn Widow

Scientific Name

Dira clytus clytus

Category

Insects

Family Name

NYMPHALIDAE

Spotted in natural habitat?

Yes

Date of observation

02 May 2016

Tags

butterflies,

Location

Table Mountain National Park, Cape Town, South Africa

Co-ordinates

-33.9441932550598,18.402475118637085

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