Skip to content

SANParks.org Forums

View unanswered posts | View active topics






Post new topic Reply to topic  Page 1 of 1
 [ 2 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Butterfly: Marsh Sylph
Unread postPosted: Sat Feb 28, 2009 11:47 am 
Offline
Legendary Virtual Ranger
Legendary Virtual Ranger
User avatar
Award: Sighting of the Year - Birds (2013)
Joined: Wed Sep 06, 2006 3:33 pm
Posts: 2370
Location: Bashing Balule
Award: Birder of the Year (2012)
Image
Large view

The Marsh Sylph, Metisella meninx, has a single brood period from December to March. It is restricted to the wetlands of the highveld. This one was seen near Witbank.

_________________
667 Latest lifer: Pacific Golden Plover


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Marsh Sylph
Unread postPosted: Sat Feb 28, 2009 12:49 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 15, 2008 6:42 pm
Posts: 113
Location: Waar die enigste slang 'n tuinslang is...Joburg
Nice one. Even though these butterflies have a very large range, a lot of their habitat, especially in Gauteng, is being dried up to make space for development. That, and together with polution near streams is seriously threatening many of the localities! Fortunately they occur from the Natal highlands (Oliviershoek Pass, Harismith, etc) through Gauteng and well into Mpumalanga.

_________________
"If you can only visit two continents in your lifetime, visit Africa.... TWICE" - R.Elliot


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 2 posts ] 



Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group

Webcams Highlights

Addo Nossob Orpen Satara
Addo Nossob Orpen Satara
Submitted by kyknetta at 19:07:34 Submitted by kyknetta at 21:49:01 Submitted by Mrs. S.K.L.Gauntlett at 15:56:37 Submitted by Shiba at 04:30:29