Butterflies from Zaagkuilsdrift

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11 years 9 months ago #1340 by gordon
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Thought I would share some pictures of the Butterflies seen along the Zaagkuilsdrift Road on Sunday (6 species, not sure if these are butterflies or moths?):

























There were at least 3 other species there that we could see, one a tiny mauve coloured butterfly that was impossible to photograph, an African Monarch, and another with red tips to the wings!

Just shows that even when you are taking a lunch break from all the birding, there are still lots of things to see... :-)

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11 years 9 months ago #1349 by Doug
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Not that this is a butterfly forum, but I thought I would try and ID them from my very limited butterfly book.

1 is a common grass yellow

2 and 3 - Diadem

4 and 5 - No idea

6 and 7 african pansy

8 and 9 - no idea

10, 11 and 12 - Black-Barred Gold-tip

Also the butterfly with the red wing tips, Eric and I decided that it was a Scarlet-tip. Also the ever present white butterflies called African Migrant (Often migrates in large numbers as per my book).

Always nice to add additional things to the day to ID.

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11 years 9 months ago #1354 by nkgray
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Doug,

4 & 5 are male Blue Pansy (Junonia oenone oenone)

8 & 9 are male Speckled Sulphur-Tip (Colotis agoye agoye)

Neil

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11 years 9 months ago #1355 by Doug
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Thanks Neil

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11 years 9 months ago #1357 by gordon
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Thanks Neil and Doug. I wasn't even sure they were all butterflies... :-)

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11 years 9 months ago #1358 by Doug
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I just read now in my butterfly book, the best way to seperate butterflies from moths...
The antennae has knobs or hooks at the end of the antennae which is not present in moths.

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