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Unread postPosted: Sun Oct 05, 2008 1:50 pm 
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At well over 800 butterfly species in South Africa it is well worth being able to identify them.

Any recommendations as to a good field guide for butterflies?

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 Post subject: Re: Butterflies
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Moira de Swardt wrote:
At well over 800 butterfly species in South Africa it is well worth being able to identify them.

Any recommendations as to a good field guide for butterflies?


Moira de Swardt, consider:
Field Guide To Butterflies Of South Africa
Author(s): Steve Woodhall
Publisher: Struik
ISBN: 1868727246
Publication Date: 2005

@ Yolandé Oelsen, I agree with the butterfly ID. Maybe this is the start of yet another interesting passtime for you, Yolandé! :whistle:

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 Post subject: Re: Butterfly ID needed
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Here's yet another butterfly that I need ID help for. Again seen in my garden in Darling in October 2011.

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 Post subject: Re: Butterfly ID needed
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arks,
The most obvious bfly shown is Junonia hierta, common name "Yellow Pansy". The orange one to the right is very difficult to see the entire underwing, but look at Byblia ilithyia, common name "Common Joker or Spotted Joker" and see what you think. (The vague brown one....can't tell, sorry.)


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 Post subject: Re: Butterfly ID needed
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WoW, Africat, thanks! :thumbs_up:

I googled a bit and I think that the 'vague brown one' is the female yellow pansy :D

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 Post subject: Re: Butterfly ID needed
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Hi arks,
I believe the last one is Colotis eris, commonly known as Banded Gold Tip. Thanks for sharing!


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 Post subject: Re: Butterfly ID needed
Unread postPosted: Thu Oct 16, 2014 9:35 pm 
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Hi, I don't have an insect book so please excuse me if the ID is obvious. I saw it in August around Shingwedzi.

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