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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

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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


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