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 Post subject: Re: Butterfly Quiz (RV)
Unread postPosted: Sat Nov 08, 2008 8:12 pm 
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:mrgreen: I have the answer .. may I send to you by pm ?? ...

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 Post subject: Re: Butterfly Quiz (RV)
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JF got it right on hjis pm. Anyone else wanna try?
Batmad? :whistle: :whistle: Go on google it :roll: enter butterfly, natures valley. It should give you the answer :D

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 Post subject: Re: Butterfly Quiz (RV)
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Im sure there was something on 50/50 I watched once, about the rediscovery of this butterfly. :hmz:

The Brenton Blue Butterfly.

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 Post subject: Re: Butterfly Quiz (RV)
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This is the article I found on the internet
Welcome to the fascinating world of the Brenton Blue butterfly!

The Brenton Blue butterfly, Orachrysops niobe, was first discovered during a visit to Knysna 150 years ago, in 1858, by Roland Trimen, curator of the South African Museum in Cape Town. It was not seen again anywhere else until it was found again at Nature’s Valley in 1977 by Dr Jonathan Ball, a Cape Town radiologist and butterfly expert. Unfortunately, the butterfly had disappeared from Nature’s Valley by the late 1980s, as more and more houses were built there.

Ernest Pringle, an Eastern Cape farmer and butterfly enthusiast as well, discovered the location of the colony at Brenton-on-Sea in November 1991 (following earlier sightings by Dr Ball). This colony is the only known remaining place where this butterfly occurs, despite intensive searches along the Southern Cape coast by many butterfly experts (lepidopterists).

The Brenton Blue, which belongs to the Lycaenid family of butterflies, became a conservation icon in the 1990s after a widely publicised and supported campaign to ensure its survival. The Brenton Blue Trust brought together all the key role players interested in saving the butterfly, including prominent NGOs, such as the Green Trust, the Wildlife Society and the EWT, as well as governmental institutions such as CapeNature.

All these efforts have culminated in proclamation of the only special nature reserve in South Africa at Brenton-on-Sea. Research into the ecology of the butterfly over the last ten years has informed management of the reserve and the butterfly population is thriving. The public and tourists are invited to visit our information centre at the Brenton Community Hall opposite the reserve where they can view a stunning video, showing the butterfly’s life history. The reserve normally is not open to the general public, because of the sensitivity of the environment, but those who wish to see the butterfly flying, during November and February, can apply to join an exclusive tour guided by a butterfly specialist.

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 Post subject: Re: Butterfly Quiz (RV)
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Very Interesting Pjw!!! :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Butterfly Quiz (RV)
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Has this quiz died, or can I post a question please?

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 Post subject: Re: Butterfly Quiz (RV)
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I love butterflies and I just saw this quiz today.

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Has this quiz died, or can I post a question please?

I'm sure you can onewithnature. Rusty Justy has dissappeared into "darkest Africa" as a field guide if I remember correctly

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 Post subject: Re: Butterfly Quiz (RV)
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How many butterfly species are to be seen in Southern Africa?

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671?

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 Post subject: Re: Butterfly Quiz (RV)
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Nice try, Pjw. That is in South Africa, but how many (approximately) in Southern Africa?

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You were closest Pjw. :thumbs_up: There are, in fact, over 800 species of butterfly in South Africa. The point I was trying to make is that most of the Southern African species are found in our beautiful country! I love watching them for hours on end - such delicate, exquisite creatures!

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Youi'll have to give a dat to find another queastion. Promise I will post tomorrow :roll:

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List the 4 stages of a butterflies life cycle

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Egg - Larvae (Caterpillar) - Pupae - butterly

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