28 Sep 2019

Butterflies – Abha area

Whilst birding the Abha area recently I came across a few butterflies. The African Lime Swallowtail is a common butterfly of this region of southwest Saudi Arabia and I saw good numbers on the ground in a group at the bottom of the Raydah Escarpment. This was the first time I had seen tem gathering like this. Painted Lady butterflies were also very common and could be seen in many places, with this one shown below photographed in the Talea Valley just outside Abha. The Doubleday Acraea is a less common but still regularly seen butterfly and was seen and photographed about 50 kilomenters south of Abha still in the Asir mountains.
African Lime Swallowtail
African Lime Swallowtail
African Lime Swallowtail
African Lime Swallowtail
Painted Lady
Painted Lady
Doubleday Acraea
Doubleday Acraea

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