Orange Tips

These beautiful butterflies called orange tips as they have orange colour in the tips of forewings. yellow-orange-tip_dsc7389Scientific name : Ixias pyrene ( Yellow orange tip ) Ixias marianne (White Orange tip)

Its yellow colour when closed is perfect colour to hide in semi ripe leaves. Looks like Common emigrant butterfly.


Camouflage in leaves

White Orange tip which similar to crimson tip butterfly but has orange colour in tips of forewings.  Scientific name :Ixias marianne (White Orange tip)ixias-marianne-white-orange-tip_dsc5739

underside of the White Orange tip butterflyixias-marianne-white-orange-tip_dsc5767




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