Guinea - more butterflies

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7 years 9 months ago #16777 by nkgray
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I may not be having too much success photographing the Guinea birds - despite a list now standing at 175 I haven't been able to photograph more than about 20 species - but the butterflies are more than making up for that. I now have 37 different species. Below some from the past few weeks. The first is a Red Glider, as for the rest I'm waiting till I can get at my reference books back in SA. The third one is rather interesting (4th shot is the underwing), with a wingspan of only 2.5-3cm!

















Neil

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7 years 9 months ago #16829 by gordon
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I don't know anything about butterflies but I do recognize the one third from the bottom as being either the same or similar to ones I see quite often on the Zaagkuilsdrift road...

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7 years 9 months ago #16903 by Dave Shedman
Dave Shedman replied the topic: Re: Guinea - more butterflies
Great pictures, Neil, some wonderfully colourful species there!

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7 years 9 months ago #16927 by Peregrinedive
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Definitely keep your pictures flowing Neil!

Wonderful to see the creatures from all these exotic destinations you visit.

Regards,
Abe

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7 years 9 months ago #17051 by Torben Larsen
Torben Larsen replied the topic: Re: Guinea - more butterflies
Hi,

You do not have to wait till you get your books.

The pix are:

1 Cymothoe sangaris
2 Cymothoe mabillei
3 Hypolycaena lebona
4 Hypolycaena hatita I do not believe picture 3 is the same butterfly - if so the underside IDis the correct one
5 Protogoniomorpha cytora - may need to be transferred to Junonia on molecular grounds
6 Hypolimnas misippus male

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7 years 9 months ago #17052 by Torben Larsen
Torben Larsen replied the topic: Re: Guinea - more butterflies
Sorry ... got cut off

There is also

7 Precis sinuata rather rare
8 Bebearia sophus female

When and where did you go to Guinea ... conditions are supposed to impossible at the moment.

Best wishes

Torben
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7 years 9 months ago #17205 by africanbutterflies
africanbutterflies replied the topic: Re: Guinea - more butterflies
Great pix - see that Torben Larsen has ID'd them for you - he probably knows more about WA butterflies than anyone else alive.

With photo skills like yours you should really join Lepsoc Africa - <!-- w -->[url=http://www.lepsoc.org.za" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;]www.lepsoc.org.za[/url]<!-- w -->

Cheers

Steve Woodhall

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7 years 9 months ago #17484 by JGB
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Thanks Torben & Steve - To heavyweights (and I am not refering to your figures) of African Butterflies.

Steve,

I am going to get Neil to join Lepsoc one of these days - even if it is just to get me off his back!!!!!!

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