Smoky Orange Tip
Introduction: A Smoky Orange Tip (Colotis (C.) evippe omphale) can be observed in open thornveld habitats. The name Omphale is derived from a Lydian queen of Greek mythology who not only had an affair with Hercules but was noted for her adventures in a lion skin.
Distribution: Throughout northern, central and southern Namibia less for the Namib Desert .
Breeding/Larval food: Caper-bush spp. Leafless wormbush (Cadaba aphylla), shepherd's tree.
Colouration: Wet-season forms are heavily marked with black and white fore and hind wings and characteristic smoky orange tips on the forewing.
On the wing: Throughout the year.
Wingspan: 35 to 45mm.
One of the regions oldest farms, suitable for dune and Naukluft Mountain visits
A small lodge situated close to the spectacular Spreetzhoogte pass and around 10km from Solitaire
A private and secluded hide-a-way in the Namib Desert. Ideal for those wanting a break from civilization
Excellent food, too far to be the ideal base to visit Sossusvlei, good stop en-route to Swakopmund after night nearer the dunes
Budget option in Namibia's most famous one-horse town
Friendly owners and a stunning setting about 60km from Sesriem
Explore the spectacular desert around this property or use it as a base to visit Sossusvlei.