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Butterfly: Smoky Orange Tip

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Butterfly: Smoky Orange Tip

Unread post by DinkyBird » Tue Feb 10, 2009 12:51 pm

Johan van Rensburg wrote:Red Tip, Colotis antevippe gavisa. Sexes differ and also displays season variation in appearance. Seen year-round, depending on rain-fall; from Little Karoo along the east, including all of “Transvaal”. Worn specimens are often seen. They like to follow a set course and are usually seen on flowers.
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Re: Smoky Orange Tip butterfly

Unread post by Johan van Rensburg » Tue Feb 10, 2009 2:44 pm

BushSnake wrote:
Great photos! The red tip is actually a smoky orange tip (Colotis euippe omphale)


I can see where the mistake re the Tip came in... that specimen was in remarkably worn state, making the call verrrry difficult. Looking at your call I must agree the Tip is a smoky orange.
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smoky orange tip

Unread post by naomi c » Wed Feb 10, 2010 3:34 pm

smoky orange tip / Colotis euippe

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