Skip to Content

Butterfly: Broad-bordered Grass Yellow

Find, identify & discuss the insects of SANParks
User avatar
Posts: 44193
Joined: Thu Dec 30, 2004 5:54 pm
Location: The Beautiful Cape

Butterfly: Broad-bordered Grass Yellow

Unread post by DinkyBird » Sun Feb 22, 2009 2:52 pm

Satara camp - Nov 2008.

Sorry not the greatest pic, and I do not recall seeing this butterfly (its not a moth I hope!?!), so can someone ID it please :D I was amazed how well it blended/matched with the yellow flower.
- Dalene

User avatar
Johan van Rensburg
Legendary Virtual Ranger
Legendary Virtual Ranger
Award: Birder of the Year (2015)
Posts: 2463
Joined: Wed Sep 06, 2006 3:33 pm
Location: Jam Street

Re: Butterfly ID needed

Unread post by Johan van Rensburg » Mon Feb 23, 2009 5:13 pm

@ DB... girl, try to get the shot side-on. :lol:

I am guessing a bit here, but this feels like a Grass Yellow, probably Broad-bordered.
725 Latest lifers: Common whitethroat, Swamp boubou, Hartlaub's babbler, Chirping cisticola, Coppery-tailed coucal, Red-billed spurfowl, White-browed coucal, Scharlow's turaco, Copper sunbird, Long-toed lapwing.

User avatar
Posts: 99
Joined: Wed Oct 15, 2008 6:42 pm
Location: Waar die enigste slang 'n tuinslang is...Joburg

Re: Butterfly ID needed

Unread post by BushSnake » Mon Feb 23, 2009 6:00 pm

Yes, this is a male broad bordered grass yellow (Eurema brigitta).
"If you can only visit two continents in your lifetime, visit Africa.... TWICE" - R.Elliot

naomi c
Virtual Ranger
Virtual Ranger
Posts: 2272
Joined: Wed Nov 09, 2005 10:55 am
Location: Centurion

broad-bordered grassveld yellows

Unread post by naomi c » Thu Feb 11, 2010 3:22 pm

Last edited by naomi c on Thu May 17, 2012 2:28 pm, edited 1 time in total.

Return to “Insects and other invertebrates”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest

Webcam Highlights

Submitted by Mischief at 07:51:26
Submitted by Anonymous at 20:09:48
Submitted by ingrid1968 at 12:19:10
Submitted by Philip1 at 14:24:31