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Diadem / Mimic butterfly

Afrikaans name: Blouglans

Diadem at Kenneth Stainbank Nature Reserve

Photo © Steven Herbert

Hypolimnas misippus

The picture shown above illustrates a male Common Diadem. The female is orange and resembles the larger African Monarch.

The Common Diadem is found in the eastern and north-eastern parts of South Africa.

Its preferred habitat is more open grasslands and gardens.

The Common Diadem is also known as the Mimic.

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