Cacyreus marshalli female (12)
|Cacyreus Marshalli Butler, 1897|
Common name: Geranium bronze
Info from Wikipedia:
The wingspan is 15–23 mm for males and 18–27 mm for females. Adults are on wing year round in warmer areas, but usually from August to May in South Africa. At higher altitudes adults are on wing in December and January It is brown with a fine black edge interlaced with white and a very thin tail. The underside is grey-brown with dark bands. The caterpillar feeds on cultivated Pelargonium geraniums, as well as on species of the related Geranium genus.
The species is native of South Africa. It has, however, been introduced (deliberately or accidentally) to Mediterranean Europe (initially the Balaeric Islands), where it has spread as a pest of cultivated Pelargonium geraniums, which also originate in South Africa.