Afrikaans name: Ouheks
The Layman is a large butterfly with females achieving a wingspan of almost 7 cm. Males are slightly smaller at 6 cm.
The Layman may be seen all year round but is more common in summer and autmumn. It has a slow and lazy looking flight.
This butterfly is found along the eastern portions of South Africa through KZN, Mpumalanga and Limpopo.
It is found in a variety of habitats including the edges of forests, grassland, parks and gardens.
Above - the pupae of the Layman butterfly is gold in colour.
References and further readingButterflies of the Kruger National Park - Author: Johan Kloppers and the late Dr. G. Van Son - Year Published: 1978 - Page: 58
Familiar South African Butterflies - Author: Clive Quickelberge - Year Published: 1986 - Page: 18
Field Guide to Butterflies of South Africa - Author: Steve Woodhall - Year Published: 2005 - Page: 38
Gardening for Butterflies - Author: Steve Woodhall & Lindsay Gray - Year Published: 2015 - Page: 88
Ivor Migdoll's Field Guide to the Butterflies of Southern Africa - Author: Ivor Migdoll - Year Published: 1987 - Page: 146
What's That Butterfly - Author: Steve Woodhall - Year Published: 2008 - Page: 521