10 December 2020

Common Scarlet – Jabal Ibrahim

Whilst birding the Jabal Ibrahim area of the western mountains I found a Common Scarlet Axiocerses tjoane. This is a butterfly of the family Lycaenidae. It is found in southern and eastern Africa as well as southwestern Arabia. The wingspan is 24–32 mm for males and 25–34 mm for females. Adults are on the wing year-round.
Common Scarlet