Scarlet Tip Butterfly

The Scarlet Tip Butterfly (Colotis danae) is a common African butterfly.

The Scarlet Tip Butterfly is medium-sized with white wings and scarlet red tips. Females are darker with black markings on their wings.

Scarlet Tip Butterfly

Scarlet Tip Butterfly

It can grow to a wingspan of about 4-5 centimetres (1.5-2 inches).

It feeds on nectar from flowers.

The Scarlet Tip Butterfly can be found in large numbers on flowering bushes.

 

Scarlet Tip Butterfly

Scarlet Tip Butterfly

Scarlet Tip Butterfly

Scarlet Tip Butterfly

 

 

Photographer: Martina Nicolls

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