Common Hottentot Skipper
Introduction: Common Hottentot Skippers (Gegenes niso) inhabit grassland, close to forests and savannah habitats. Flower gardens attract this species.
Distribution: Northern Namibia.
Breeding/Larval food: Eggs are laid on the leaves of various puzzle-bushes (Ehretia) and soft grasses.
Colouration: Dark-brown uppersides with an ochreous tinge and some spots.
On the wing: Throughout the year.
Wingspan: Approx 40mm.
3 Days - A Sossusvlei trip including guided nature drives & visits to the dunes as well as a balloon safari
3 Days - NamibRand Nature Reserve is one of the most beautiful desert areas in Namibia - this fully inclusive trip visits this scenic area
3 Days - Swakopmund on the Namibian coast is the destination of this self drive tour
4 Days - Etosha & Ongava reserve offer excellent wildlife viewing
12 Days - Sossusvlei, Swakopmund, Damaraland, Etosha & Ongava Reserves, Okonjima