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  1. A beautiful species introduction! Very nice! Posted 7 years ago
  2. Wow, Claire, it seems you're a macro expert from day one. Very impressive. Good one for this list:
    Posted 7 years ago
    1. Thank you to both of you!
      I think I am getting there Ferdy but I have to give a lot of credit to the lens, having a stabiliser makes life much easier! Great list by the way!
      Posted 7 years ago
  3. A peculiar sylph, Good shot clarie. Posted 7 years ago

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The Gold Spotted Sylph is a butterfly of the Hesperiidae family. It is found in the Cape and KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa.

The wingspan is 26–34 mm for males and 30–33 mm for females. The upperside of the wings are dark brown or black with a number of gold spots. Flight period is year-round, peaking between September and November and between February and March.

The larvae feed on ''Stenotaphrum glabrum'', ''Panicum deustum'', ''Ehrharta erecta'' and ''Stipa dregeana''.

Similar species: Moths And Butterflies
Species identified by Claire Hamilton
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Uploaded Feb 4, 2014. Captured Feb 3, 2014 14:25 in N2, South Africa.
  • Canon EOS 70D
  • f/8.0
  • 1/512s
  • ISO500
  • 100mm