Steenbok Nature Reserve
Common NameFamily Name
Water BronzeCacyreus tespis tespis

Male upperside                                                     Male underside

Resident, common throughout southern Africa. Flies in summer months.
Wingspan 15-25 mm. Male and female similar.
Flies throughout the day. Fluttering flight. Never far from dense patches of one of its food plants
Larval foodplants
Geranium sp., Pelargonium sp.