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Butterfly: African Monarch

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Butterfly: African Monarch

Unread postby Johan van Rensburg » Wed Oct 01, 2008 6:23 am

African Monarch, Danaus chrysippus aegyptius (f. liboria) is found year-round throughout South Africa. Often found feeding on flowers.

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Re: African Monarch butterfly

Unread postby Jakkalsbessie » Wed Feb 18, 2009 1:20 pm

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Re: Insect ID needed

Unread postby arks » Mon May 17, 2010 3:11 am

Can anyone help with ID on the butterfly above the doves? Seen in KTP in February 2010.

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Re: Insect ID needed

Unread postby Rusty Justy » Mon May 17, 2010 9:55 am

Looks like a Monarch?!
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Re: Insect ID needed

Unread postby arks » Mon May 17, 2010 1:05 pm

Thanks, RJ! (Confirmed by looking at the pix in the butterfly index :wink: )
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Re: Insect ID needed

Unread postby Rusty Justy » Mon May 17, 2010 3:26 pm

Its a pleasure :thumbs_up:
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Re: African Monarch butterfly

Unread postby Nannie » Thu Sep 16, 2010 10:17 pm

The pupae in early'ish stage. The pupae about an hour before hatching.
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Re: African Monarch butterfly

Unread postby Nannie » Fri Sep 17, 2010 6:18 am

The egg and then newly hatched larvae.
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Re: African Monarch butterfly

Unread postby Caracal » Fri Sep 17, 2010 8:11 am

Oh wow..Nannie..awesome !!!

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Re: Butterfly: African Monarch

Unread postby Leeukos » Mon Dec 17, 2012 6:55 am

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Re: Butterfly: African Monarch

Unread postby Leeukos » Mon Dec 17, 2012 6:56 am

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Re: Butterfly: African Monarch

Unread postby Leeukos » Mon Dec 17, 2012 6:56 am

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