Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Acraea Horta

The other day I saw a small caterpillar on our front gate pillar. At the time I didn’t have my cellphone with me to take a photo. Today I saw the caterpillar still there but on closer inspection, I saw it was a pupa. Ohhh I had to take a photo.

In the photo you can see the silken mat that was spun onto the wall and the pupa uses this to attach himself to the wall. Soon a garden acraea butterfly will emerge and flutter around my garden. I haven’t identified a Kiggelaria Africana tree or Wild Peach tree on which these caterpillars feed on in my garden but there must be one nearby.

Ahhh it is quite nice having a established garden that attracts all kinds of birds, butterflies, and bees.

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