Well met indeed (60)
|Table Mountain Beauty|
It belongs to the family Nymphalidae and subfamily Satyrinae. (or Browns) They have a large wingspan of 75mm and a beautiful pattern and markings both inside and outside. I posted a WS to show the inside for those interested. They are very strong fliers and frequently visit red flowers. It is the only pollinator of the Red Disa flower featured by Nico here. If this butterfly does not make it so will the flower. It is crucial to the flowers survival. Usually found in rocky mountainous areas.
I was waiting for our Directors to arrive at the quarterly Board meetings and this critter was having a good time on the roses outside the venue. Only after shooting it did I realize that the grass was wet and my trousers fairly dirty. :) It was worth it though. Hope you like it. I will have the last meeting on Monday and hope to spend some time on the site this week.