Fairly common butterfly that prefers low-lying areas. When it’s wings are open it’s spotted pattern resembles that of a guinea fowl. Females are slightly larger than males with a wingspan of about 60-78mm compared to 55-65mm.
It was very difficult to get any kind of shot of these Cape Autumn Widows (Dira clytus) – they simply don’t settle on anything. Had only one opportunity with this one on the lower slopes of Table Mountain.