top of page

The blues

This is the very pretty little butterfly with the lovely common name of the forget-me-not or, in science speak, Catochryspos strabo

Meanwhile, this is a Cycad blue butterfly.

Their caterpillars pose a threat to some of the wonderful Cycad plants. they have wonderful hindwings with tails...and it is thought that these, along with the dot, are supposed to represent a head, so a predator will target the fake head. they make this seem even more realistic by rubbing their hindwings making the tails move like a bobbing head. Clever stuff.


bottom of page