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Butterfly: Marsh acraea

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Jakkalsbessie
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Butterfly: Marsh acraea

Unread post by Jakkalsbessie » Wed Feb 18, 2009 2:03 pm

Telchinia rahira rahira
Marsh acraea (Eng), Moeras-rooitjie (Afr)

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Re: Marsh acraea

Unread post by Johan van Rensburg » Wed Feb 18, 2009 4:03 pm

This must be one of the toughest IDs to make... Thank goodness for the VBM.

Very nice shots, Jakkalsbessie.
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Re: Marsh acraea

Unread post by Johan van Rensburg » Sat Feb 28, 2009 11:40 am

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I got one too... near Witbank.

The Marsh Acraea is found throughout the year, peaking from September to April. It occurs in the eastern half of South Africa, excluding the drier parts of the Karoo, Free State and Lesotho.
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