Silverspot spotted!

Dear All
Just a quick note to share some photos of a very interesting butterfly. This is a Hutchinson’s Silverspot – I found it a couple of days ago flitting about some acacias. They fly very very fast and only after several attempts was I able to sneak close enough for a few seconds and a photograph.

These butterflies are very interesting as their caterpillars are lovingly tended by ants on the acacias where they live!

More from the wonderful world of bugs soon!

Silverspot perching on acacia leaves
Silverspot perching on acacia leaves

Another view of the Silverspot
Another view of the Silverspot

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