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Dusky Skipper


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.

Dunes & Wildlife

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

Desert Dream Tour

4 Days - The dunes at Sossusvlei & the Namib Naukluft Mountains are highlights. Departures from Windhoek & Swakopmund

Etosha Tour

4 Days - Get your game viewing fix in the Etosha National Park. Departures from Windhoek & Swakopmund

Etosha Express

3 Days - Short safari to Etosha Park. Windhoek-Swakopmund

Sossusvlei Express

3 Days - Short tour to Sossusvlei. Swakopmund - Windhoek

Sossusvlei Shuttle Tour

3 Days - Of all our short trips to Soussusvlei this tour offers the best value for money

Sossusvlei Shuttle Safari

3 Days - A very flexible trip to Sossusvlei. Choose between Swakopmund or Windhoek departures and finishes.

Walvis Bay Accommodation