Introduction: Autumn-leaf Vagrants (Eronia leda) are also known as the Orange-and-Lemon Butterfly. They are the brightest coloured Vagrant in Namibia. Late afternoon is the best time to seek and catch as they slow down then and look and feed on flowers. Bushveld is a favoured habitat.
Distribution: Northern Namibia.
Breeding/Larval: Eggs are elongated, tapering at both ends. Pupal wing cases are enlarged and flattened laterally, which gives it a leaf-like appearance. They hang from their tails and are held upright by a girdle wound round the thorax.
Colouration: Yellow with orange tips. Males and females have similar uppersides in the dry season but differ in the wet-season. The undersides of both sexes are yellow with thin mottling on the hindwing. Brown flecks appear in the dry season.
On the wing: All year-round particularly in the summer months.
Wingspan: Male: 50 to 55mm. Female: 45 to 55mm.
3 Days - A self drive trip to the dunes at Sossusvlei
3 Days - Two nights in the coastal town of Swakopmund, this is the ideal get-away for those living or working in Windhoek. Includes a catamaran cruise on the Walvis Lagoon
4 Days - Elephants, rhino, zebra & giraffe are just some of the animals you can expect to see while you are in Etosha
8 Days - Etosha, Swakopmund & the dunes at Sossusvlei are the highlights of this trip
8 Days - Etosha, Erongo Mountains and Sossusvlei
10 Days - Waterberg, Etosha, Damaraland, Swakopmund, Sossusvlei
10 Days - Botswana & Namibia combination self drive - includes Etosha Park and a mokoro trip in the Okavango Delta
12 Days - Okonjima Bush Camp, Etosha, Damaraland, Erongo Mountains, Swakopmund & Sossusvlei
14 Days - Okonjima, Etosha, Damaraland, Swakopmund, Sossusvlei, Klein Aus & Kalahari Desert
20 Days - Visits all the best Namibia has to offer including Okonjima, Etosha, Damaraland, elephant tracking, the Erongo Mountains, Swakopmund, Sossusvlei, Klein Aus Vista, Fish River Canyon & Kalahari Deserts
21 Days - Visits the highlights of Central and Northern Namibia, the Zambezi region (formerly Caprivi), Vic Falls & the Okavango Delta in Botswana
24 Days - As you would expect from our longest self drive safari, it visits most of Namibia including Owamboland & Kaokoland - two areas which seldom appear on trips through the country