Male African Migrant

African Migrant

Imagine a million or more butterflies undergoing a migration in South Africa. Well, the African Migrant (Catopsilia florella) does that at times. They occur...
Band-eyed Drone Fly

Hoverflies

Hoverflies are a group of flies that mimic bees and wasps. They tend to have yellow and black stripes. There are over 200 species...
Pleasant Hornet

Pleasant Hornet

This beautiful insect is known as a Pleasant Hornet, and it is actually a species of moth. The scientific name for it is Euchromia...
Cicada on a tree

Cicadas

Cicadas are well known for the shrill, non-stop call of the males but I wonder how many people have actually seen one? Although you...
Lunate Ladybird

Ladybirds – cute little predators

Like many people I have always been intrigued by Ladybirds. They have striking colours and seem quite content to crawl all over your hand...
Layman butterfly

Layman butterfly

I don’t know how the Layman butterfly got its common name but there must be a story there somewhere. This butterfly is quite common...
A Guineafowl butterfly

Meet the Guineafowl butterfly

We are all familiar with the Guineafowl from the world of birds but there is a butterfly that is also known as a Guineafowl....
Paper Wasp

Paper wasps

There are many different types of wasps found in South Africa but one type, that many people are familiar with, is the Paper Wasp....
African Monarch butterfly

African Monarch butterfly

The African Monarch is one of the most well-known species of butterflies in the world. It is found throughout Africa, Asia and Australia. In...
Blue Pansy butterfly

Blue Pansy butterfly

Not all pansies are plants! This one happens to be an insect: a butterfly to be more specific. The Blue Pansy does, however, have...