Kasigau jewels

Hello – just back from Tsavo and Mt Kasigau – the whole place is green and full of flowers thanks to the rains. Found two amazing butterflies on Mt Kasigau.

Can you tell which end is the head?
Can you tell which end is the head?

The butterfly above is an Iolaus, one of Kenya’s most striking butterflies that lives in forests and lays its eggs on misteltoes – parasites of other plants.

I also found lots of orange butterflies with black-spotted wings – these are Buffs, they lay their eggs on lichens..

More from the world of bugs soon!

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