Introduction: Veined Orange (Colotis (C.) vesta mutans) is also called a Veined Tip. They fly slowly close to the ground in an open savannah habitat. Vesta originates from Roman mythology; the striking colours of this butterfly are constant with Vesta being the goddess of the hearth.
Distribution: Northern Namibia.
Breeding/Larval food: Feeds from flowers.
Colouration: There are some differences between wet and dry-season forms. Dry-season forms have a pinkish-buff tinge on the undersides.
On the wing: More abundant in the summer months but can be seen throughout the year.
Wingspan: Male and female: 35 to 40mm.
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