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Water Bronze

Resident, common throughout southern Africa. Flies in summer months.

Family Name:
Cacyreus tespis tespis
Common Name:
Water Bronze
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.