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Butterfly: Clouded Mother of Pearl

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Butterfly: Clouded Mother of Pearl

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

A few of the Butterflies we saw on our recent trip in Kruger.

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Re: Butterfly ID needed

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

Hi

This one is either a common mother-of-pearl / Perlemoenskoenlapper / Salamis parhassus or most probably a clouded mother of pearl / newelperlemoenskoenlapper / Salamis anacardii. They are difficult to identify without an upperside but the brownish colour, as well as the fact that I found a couple when I was there make me go for that one. Its a nice record and normally not easily found or spotted by the general public. Well done!
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