Stock Photo Description
Stock photo and extreme close-up detailed macro photography image of Acraea terpsicore butterfly more commonly known as the Tawny Coster. Facing the camera with beautiful speckled wing detail Acraea terpsicore butterfly is attached to colorful pink and orange Lantana flowers (Lantana camara). Beside the Tawny coster butterfly is the chrysalis also known as the butterfly pupa, a beautiful black and white striped case from which the Acraea terpsicore butterfly has just emerged. Butterflies are certainly beautiful insects as can be seen from this detailed close-up image and superb pollinators too but the downside to gardeners are the caterpillars from which the butterflies transform can have devastating effects on their cherished plants due to the Butterflies laying their eggs!