I found this Red Spotted Jezebel (Delias aganippe) on a recent walk. I had seen this species before – but only at long range! This one was far more cooperative and actually landed for short periods of time. I was a windy day – which has been a bit of a theme for the last week, so was glad of the near limitless photo opportunities that digital brings.
One of the interesting things about this butterfly is that the lower surface of the wings are far more colourful than the upper surface. The upper surface is largely black and white, but as you can see the underwings are far more attractive.
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Enjoy the close ups.