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The Wildebeest's guide to South Africa

Common Bush Brown butterfly

Afrikaans name: Swart-bosbruintjie

Common Bush Brown

Common Bush Brown

Photo © Steven Herbert

Bicyclus safitza

The Common Bush Brown butterfly is also known as the Common Savanna Bush Brown.

It is a medium sized butterfly which has a wing-span of around 4.5 cm. Females are slightly larger than males.

The Common Bush Brown can be found at all times of the year. As its name suggests it is very common.

They occur in a broad band along the eastern regions of South Africa.

Common Bush Brown

Photo © Steven Herbert

They are normally found along forest edges and flat-lands.

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References and further reading

Butterflies of Southern Africa - A field guide - Author: Mark Williams - Year Published: 1994 - Page: 131

Butterflies of the Kruger National Park - Author: Johan Kloppers and the late Dr. G. Van Son - Year Published: 1978 - Page: 59

Familiar South African Butterflies - Author: Clive Quickelberge - Year Published: 1986 - Page: 19

Field Guide to Butterflies of South Africa - Author: Steve Woodhall - Year Published: 2005 - Page: 42

Gardening for Butterflies - Author: Steve Woodhall & Lindsay Gray - Year Published: 2015 - Page: 32

Ivor Migdoll's Field Guide to the Butterflies of Southern Africa - Author: Ivor Migdoll - Year Published: 1987 - Page: 147

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

What's That Butterfly - Author: Steve Woodhall - Year Published: 2008 - Page: 416

What's That Butterfly - Author: Steve Woodhall - Year Published: 2008 - Page: 1072

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