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Butterfly: Broad-bordered Acraea

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Xankanka
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Butterfly: Broad-bordered Acraea

Unread post by Xankanka » Thu Nov 11, 2010 2:06 pm

Been trying to ident the following butterfly. It looks a lot like the African Monarch, but is different (female version?)

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The image is not very crisp, taken from quite a distance on the S21 in Sept '09.

Any help appreciated
Mike
No travel tale but here are some of my pictures from Sep '16 trip (right-click to open in new tab)

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Re: Which one is this butterfly?

Unread post by UNRHO » Fri Nov 26, 2010 1:04 pm

Hi Mike,

Your photograph is definitely not of an "African Monarch". It is a "Broad-bordered Acraea" (Acraea anemosa). If you are interested in butterflies then I recommend that you obtain a copy of the "Field Guide to Butterflies of South Africa", by Steve Woodhall. This Acraea can be found on pages 90 and 91.
I hope this info is of use to you.

Regards,
R. Dobson
HO Umtamvuna Nature Reserve

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Re: Which one is this butterfly?

Unread post by Xankanka » Fri Nov 26, 2010 1:34 pm

Thanks Unrho,

Much appreciated :thumbs_up: and thanks for the tip on the book. I'll have to look into that one.

Thanks again, Mike
No travel tale but here are some of my pictures from Sep '16 trip (right-click to open in new tab)


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