Guinea - Hawk moths and butterflies

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7 years 8 months ago #19724 by nkgray
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A few mornings ago there seemed to have been an irruption of hawk moths. Attracted to the security lights at our field camp they were to be found on just about every vertical surface for tens of metres around.

Convolvulus Hawk Moth i]Agrius convolvuli[/i


Oleander Hawk Moth i]Daphnis nerii[/i


...and 5 unidentified butterflies (now identified)

Soldier Pansy (Junonia terea)


Euphaedra eburnensis


Ariadne albifascia


Charaxes etesipe


Flame-bordered Emperor (Charaxes protoclea)



Neil

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7 years 8 months ago #19739 by JGB
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Neil,

Super Photos. The Hawk Moth is awsome. The butterflies look like a Glider and some Emperors (Charaxes), but will get some experts to comment.

Cheers,
Justin

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7 years 8 months ago #19757 by BushSnake
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Awesome! Your photos (as well as those of the previous thread on butterflies) are really great.

The identifications look alright (at least for the ones I know), but the very last one is definitely not a flame-bordered Charaxes. I think it is [i:31qyuwnk]Charaxes lucretius[/i:31qyuwnk] male.

Looking forward to some more shots!

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7 years 8 months ago #19858 by africanbutterflies
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Hi Neil

Wonderful shots again! Time you joined Lepsoc.

That last one is not a [i:1fqab4zd]Ch.protoclea[/i:1fqab4zd], it's [i:1fqab4zd]Ch.lucretius[/i:1fqab4zd] (Violet-washed Charaxes).

All the best

Steve

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