Author 'Boucher Marc dit de Meilh' (Id 184295 ) : CACYREUS mashalli. Attention, this butterfly is not a Sky ! This is the Cacyreus marshall, who came to southern Africa. This butterfly is part of the order lepidoptera, and belongs to the family of lyceanidae. Sometimes it is called Brown Geranium and Gélargonium (in English : Geranium Bronze.) This butterfly has been met for the first time in the south of France in 1997, in Sicily around the year 2000. I think it's a male here, it does not exceed 15mm. The male is smaller than the female, which can reach up to 28mm scale. We recognize this small butterfly slightly tanned, golden and a species of 'small tails' particularly at the base of the wings and ocelli brown position anal. Its caterpillar, which plays a role of 'chameleon' in order to avoid predators... , is extremely devastating. We found this insect on the rose Geranium, Pelargonium, etc Ph : Marc de Meilhan.