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Pied Piper

Afrikaans name: Witlint-bosvlieer

Pied Piper butterfly at Vernon Crookes Nature Reserve

Photo © Steven Herbert

Eurytela hiarbas angustata

The Pied Piper is a butterfly with a wingspan of 4.5 to 5 cm.

Male and female Pied Piper are similar but the male is more black while the female is brownish-black. Males are very territorial and chase intruders away.

The Pied Piper is found in forest or woodland.

It occurs along the coast from Port Elizabeth region to Mpumalanga.


References and further reading

Butterflies of Southern Africa - A field guide - Author: Mark Williams - Year Published: 1994 - Page: 84

Familiar South African Butterflies - Author: Clive Quickelberge - Year Published: 1986 - Page: 36

Field Guide to Butterflies of South Africa - Author: Steve Woodhall - Year Published: 2005 - Page: 128

Ivor Migdoll's Field Guide to the Butterflies of Southern Africa - Author: Ivor Migdoll - Year Published: 1987 - Page: 166

Self-guided Trails in Durban - Author: Durban Corporation - Year Published: - Page: 122

What's That Butterfly - Author: Steve Woodhall - Year Published: 2008 - Page: 771

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