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Butterfly: Guinea-fowl

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Re: Butterflies

Unread post by RosemaryH » Mon Oct 06, 2008 9:19 am

Some great pics :clap:

I also dont have a Butterfly Book :cry: but saw this little beauty in the garden a while back, managed to find it in a very old book where it was referred to as a Guinnea Butterfly?? Maybe someone can confirm that or submit any other names it may be known by. Have a got a few more I will upload sometime as I am clueless when it comes to butterfly names :) :)

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Re: Butterflies

Unread post by Bahamut » Mon Oct 06, 2008 11:29 am

Hi RosemaryH

You've got a Guineafowl there Hamanumida daedalus.

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Re: Butterflies

Unread post by Johan van Rensburg » Mon Oct 06, 2008 12:46 pm

It is probably called Guineafowl because it looks much like a guineafowl feather, RosemaryH... It is distributed throughout the flatlands of most of the Transvaal (excluding the coldest parts of Mpumalanga; and also found in the northern most parts of the Northern Cape and Northern Natal as well as Swaziland. Seen year-round.

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Butterfly: Guinea-fowl

Unread post by Jakkalsbessie » Thu Feb 19, 2009 11:17 am

Hamanumida daedalus
Guinea-fowl butterfly (eng), Tarentaaltjie (afr)
(Photo taken in KNP Punda Maria camp)

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Re: Guinea-fowl butterfly

Unread post by DotDan » Wed Feb 25, 2009 6:53 am

Wow...I never knew you got a Guinea fowl butterfly :shock:

Thanks JB :clap:

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Re: Butterfly: Guinea-fowl

Unread post by wildtuinman » Mon May 06, 2013 2:38 pm

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