Butterfly: Tawny Coster (Acraea terpsicore)

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The Tawny Coster (Acraea terpsicore) is a small leathery winged butterfly which is common in grassland and scrub habitats. It belongs to the Nymphalidae or brush-footed butterfly family. It has a weak fluttery flight. It is avoided by most insect predators. Wing expanse of 53-64 mm.

 

Exposure: 0.006 sec (1/160)

Aperture: f/9.0

Focal Length: 300 mm

ISO Speed: 200

Exposure Bias: 0 EV

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Taken on February 20, 2010