Arboç butterfly

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On this path, with strawberries undergrowth, it is easy to see the strawberry butterfly (Charaxes jasius) fly. It is a large butterfly, very colorful with contrasting colors; oranges and yellows with blue dots. The caterpillars are fed on the leaves of the arbutus and are very mimetic, they are confused with the plant. Two generations a year: the first, between May and June, and the second, between mid-August and mid-October. Males are territorial and have a hill topping behavior that means that they compete to defend the highest flowered points, while waiting to mate females. They are easy to see on top of ripe fruit, attracted by the smell of fermentation, since they do not feed on nectar.