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Common Orange Tip


Introduction: The low, rapid flight of the Common Orange Tips (Colotis (C.) evenina) can be observed in open thornveld, where they tend to settle on flowers or on the ground. Males patrol a well-defined area, by patrolling a particular path.

Distribution: Throughout northern, central and southern Namibia less for the Namib Desert .

Breeding/Larval food: The leaves of the shepherd's tree and caper-bush.

Colouration: Pink underside with heavy black markings in both sexes.

On the wing: Throughout the year.

Wingspan: 38 to 42mm.

Kulala Desert Lodge

Up-market lodge with private entrance to the dunes at Sossusvlei

Le Mirage Desert Lodge & Spa

Moroccan inspired architecture seems strangely out of place in Namibia. The location, spa and general amenities are good.

Little Kulala

Luxury lodge with guided tour to the dunes using the lodges own private entrance, excellent choice for those looking for a little extra luxury

Sossusvlei Desert Lodge

Most luxurious lodge in the area, air-conditioned rooms and private butler

Sossusvlei Lodge

Large establishment right next to the Sesriem Campsite, best for keeping driving to a minimum

Walvis Bay Accommodation