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.
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.
Photographer: Martina Nicolls
Martina Nicolls: SIMILAR BUT DIFFERENT IN THE ANIMAL KINGDOM