Permaculturing in Portugal

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Quinta wildlife #10

The boozing butterfly is a Two-tailed Pasha or Foxy Emperor (Charaxes jasius). Not seen in the UK as its range is too far south. Its feed plant is the Strawberry tree, Arbutus unedo, which is part of the original flora of this region.

Two-tailed Pasha, Charaxes jasius, feeding on beer

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  1. michelle August 24, 2010

    Not seen one of them beforeFatastic and roisin wonders who took the phoo?

  2. Quinta do Vale August 24, 2010

    Ooni did. Only got the barest glimpse of its upper side. From that brief glance I though it was a Camberwell Beauty, but it couldn’t be because the underside is so completely different. This is what it looks like …

    Charaxes jasius

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