Butterflies in the genus Acraea – such as the Acraea Elegant, Acraea egina, feed selectively on plants with cyanoglycosides (poisons!) belonging to plant families such as the Passifloraceae (the Passion Flower family). … Continue Reading An elegant model and a natural mimic (with appalling manners!)
I chased this butterfly for quite a while before it settled down on a leaf and let me take a photograph! I did not know what it was at the … Continue Reading An endemic egg-fly from Sulawesi
What stands out most about this butterfly are its bright yellow eyes. I don’t know what function the yellow has, if any, but it offers a beautiful contrast to the … Continue Reading A multi-frocked courtesan!