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Butterfly: Spotted Joker

Unread post by Johan van Rensburg » Wed Feb 11, 2009 7:15 am

Spotted Joker, Byblia ilithyia, is a wide-spread butterfly found from Port Elizabeth in the north eastern half of South Africa. Numbers peak during summer. This one was photographed at the Sable Dam hide in KNP.

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Re: Spotted Joker butterfly

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Unread post by Elsa » Mon Apr 06, 2009 1:45 pm

A few of the Butterflies we saw on our recent trip in Kruger.
none of which I can identify with confidence from my limited field guide. :?


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Re: Butterfly ID needed

Unread post by BushSnake » Mon Apr 06, 2009 2:37 pm


The first two are of a male spotted joker / tolliegrasvegter / Byblia illithya.
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Re: Butterfly / moth ID needed

Unread post by naomi c » Thu Feb 11, 2010 3:26 pm

All seen at Marakele National Park. Previous ones also.

spotted Joker / Tolliegrasvegter / Byblia illithya.



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