Mother of Pearl butterfly photo

Mother of Pearl. This species has some of the most subtle colours of any butterflies with a gorgeous mauve sheen when seen from a certain angle. The underside of the wing is covered in fine lines and contours overlaying a wash of green.

Name: Mother of Pearl

Latin: Protogoniomorpha parhassus

Family: Nymphalidae

Origin: South & East Africa

Food plant: Acanthus Family