Small Orange Tip
Introduction: Small Orange Tips (Colotis (C.) evagore) are weak fliers so they tend to fly close to the ground, settling on flowers or on the ground. They prefer bush or open forests, steering clear of forests.
Distribution: Abundant in central and northern Namibia.
Breeding/Larval food: Caper-bush, Maerua (Capparaceae spp). The leafless wormbush (Cadaba aphylla) is a spiky, tangled shrub. It is blue-green in appearance and the flowers bloom a deep red-maroon.
Colouration: Heavy dark markings in the female which show more orange in the summer. Orange spots on a pale yellow undersides in the forewing of the female. There is much variation between forms.
On the wing: Throughout most of the year but mostly in the summer months.
Wingspan: Male and female: 30 to 35mm.
3 or 4 Days - The dune hopper concept offers scheduled flights from Windhoek or Swakopmund - with overnight stays of varying lengths at several lodges in the NamibRand Private Reserve and around Sossusvlei
4 Days - A not to be missed fly-in Safari to one of the most remote areas on earth. This is an exceptional safari with highly qualified and knowledgeable guides & can safely be described as one of the best safari experiences in Namibia.
4 Days - The same as the Skeleton Coast Fly-In Safari (above) but with the addition of a a visit to Sossusvlei
5 Days - The fourth and final Skeleton Coast Safari gives the opportunity for game viewing in Etosha
6 Days - The third is the series of Skeleton Coast Safaris this time with the addition of the small harbour town of Luderitz
7 Days - A typical flight around Namibia, this is highly customisable and the itinerary, lodges & even the number of days can be amended to suit your individual requirements