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The Wildebeest's guide to South Africa

Sulphur Orange Tip

Afrikaans name: Swael-oranjepuntjie

Sulphur Orange Tip

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Colotis auxo

The Sulphur Orange Tip butterfly is also called the Yellow Orange Tip. It is a medium-sized butterfly with a wingspan of up to 4 cm.

These butterflies can be found in a variety of habitats including coastal areas, forest edges, flatlands and hillsides.

In South Africa they can be found from the Eastern Cape, through KwaZulu-Natal and Mpumalanga, to Limpopo.


References and further reading

Butterflies of Southern Africa - Author: Hugo Germishuys - Year Published: 1982 - Page: 72

Butterflies of Southern Africa - A field guide - Author: Mark Williams - Year Published: 1994 - Page: 51

Butterflies of the Kruger National Park - Author: Johan Kloppers and the late Dr. G. Van Son - Year Published: 1978 - Page: 21

Familiar South African Butterflies - Author: Clive Quickelberge - Year Published: 1986 - Page: 49

Field Guide to Butterflies of South Africa - Author: Steve Woodhall - Year Published: 2005 - Page: 328

Ivor Migdoll's Field Guide to the Butterflies of Southern Africa - Author: Ivor Migdoll - Year Published: 1987 - Page: 223

Sasol First Field Guide to Butterflies & Moths of Southern Africa - Author: Simon van Noort - Year Published: - Page: 15

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