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Butterfly: Novice, genus Amauris

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Butterfly: Novice, genus Amauris

Unread post by DinkyBird » Fri Dec 05, 2008 2:10 pm

Johan van Rensburg wrote:Image
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This one is called a Novice. Of the genus Amauris, the Novice is distributed from KZN south coast to Mapungubwe in the north along lowlands and riverine forests. With wings in the open position it looks as in the following image:

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Re: Butterfly / moth ID needed

Unread post by flying cheetah » Mon Jan 25, 2010 8:27 pm

Could somebody please tell me the name of this butterfly, seen in St. Lucia/KwaZuluNatal? Thanks in advance :thumbs_up:


Bushsnake wrote:Flying cheetah: It's a novice / outannie / Amauris ochlea. They can be very common in St.Lucia and in most of the forested areas in the eastern areas of SA.
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