Introduction: Dusky Skippers (Eretis melania Mabille) are also known as a Dusky Elf. They fly along paths with a characteristic darting motion with their wings spread out, heading for open patches of vegetation. Fringes of forests is a known habitat.
Distribution: Kombat and other northern Namibian locations.
Breeding/Larval food: Eggs are often covered with the hairs from the females abdomen. Cream to green larvae have darker body spots.
Colouration: Plain ark grey ground colour without the characteristic red-brown on the underside of the wings.
On the wing: July to September and from March to April.
Wingspan: Approx 35mm.
6 Days - A short tour including game viewing in the Etosha Park, a short visit to the sea-side town of Swakopmund and the massive dunes at Sossusvlei in the Namib Desert. Windhoek-Windhoek
5 Days - A visit to Etosha and a private game park in central Namibia. Windhoek-Windhoek
4 Days - The dunes at Sossusvlei & the Namib Naukluft Mountains are highlights. Departures from Windhoek & Swakopmund
4 Days - Get your game viewing fix in the Etosha National Park. Departures from Windhoek & Swakopmund
3 Days - Short safari to Etosha Park. Windhoek-Windhoek
3 Days - Short tour to Sossusvlei. Swakopmund - Windhoek
3 Days - A very flexible trip to Sossusvlei. Choose between Swakopmund or Windhoek departures and finishes.