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Yet another butterfly I need help with. This one was tiny, so very hard to get photos! Seen in my garden in Darling on 3 December 2008.
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Its a Geranium Bronze (Cacyreus marshalli). They breed on most Geranium species and occur basically over the whole of SA. They are very common in urban areas as their foodplants are often used in gardens, but because of the size of the butterfly they don't really cause any extensive damage to the plants like some of your Acraeas and swallowtails might.
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