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by Cabintom
Mon Jun 13, 2022 6:22 pm
Forum: Show Your Favorite Specimen
Topic: Caligo
Replies: 3
Views: 143

Re: Caligo

I find these remind me of moths. That said, some of my fellow Lep. Soc. of Africa members would be quick to point out that butterflies are moths.
by Cabintom
Mon Jun 13, 2022 6:17 pm
Forum: Show Your Favorite Specimen
Topic: Charaxes eurialus
Replies: 11
Views: 330

Re: Charaxes eurialus

Also, Dave, you'll probably want to swap that J. cymodoce around with the Kallimoides rumia above it (or beside it).
by Cabintom
Mon Jun 13, 2022 6:14 pm
Forum: Show Your Favorite Specimen
Topic: Charaxes eurialus
Replies: 11
Views: 330

Re: Charaxes eurialus

Just to address Adam's edit: The green specimens in the 5th row on the left side were formerly known as Kamilla ansorgei . In the seventh row of the same side, second from the left, is a specimen of what was formerly known as Kamilla cymodoce . Both of these species are now placed within Junonia . T...
by Cabintom
Wed Jun 08, 2022 5:05 am
Forum: Show Your Favorite Specimen
Topic: P antimachus & parva
Replies: 6
Views: 267

Re: P antimachus & parva

One of the P. antimachus boxes at ABRI:

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by Cabintom
Tue Jun 07, 2022 5:09 am
Forum: Show Your Favorite Specimen
Topic: Pseudacraea clarkii
Replies: 2
Views: 131

Re: Pseudoacrae clarkii

Just looks slightly aberrant to me. Interestingly(?), the Acraea & Telchinia it mimics are often slightly asymmetric. See the HW spots on this T. perenna perenna : https://imgur.com/LoUyL0v.jpg https://imgur.com/6sbKcqn.jpg (22/IV/2016Tumani River, near Mbogi, Djugu Territory, Ituri (1°41'55&quo...
by Cabintom
Tue Jun 07, 2022 4:46 am
Forum: Show Your Favorite Specimen
Topic: Papilio ophidicephalus
Replies: 6
Views: 218

Re: Papilio ophidicephalus

P. ophidicephalus is the southern/eastern representative of the group.

Here's P. lormieri lormieri, which is found throughout central Africa.

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by Cabintom
Tue Jun 07, 2022 4:30 am
Forum: Show Your Favorite Specimen
Topic: Precis octavia sesamus (South Africa)
Replies: 8
Views: 254

Re: Precis Octavia sesamus(South Africa)

Here in Bunia, Ituri (DRC) Precis octavia is an uncommon butterfly. Specimens fitting ssp. sesamus are present here, but some specimens are transitional to the nominate ssp. which is found only a hundred or two km to the north. Curiously in my almost 10 years in Bunia, I have yet to see a dry season...
by Cabintom
Mon Jun 06, 2022 8:02 pm
Forum: Show Your Favorite Specimen
Topic: Byblia ilithyia
Replies: 2
Views: 110

Re: Byblia ilithya

I should also add the ventral HWs on both species are really variable. So much so, that they can't be distinguished based on the ventral HW alone.
by Cabintom
Mon Jun 06, 2022 7:56 pm
Forum: Show Your Favorite Specimen
Topic: Byblia ilithyia
Replies: 2
Views: 110

Re: Byblia ilithya

Byblia ilithyia (note the "i" after the "y") is known as the Spotted Joker (because of the dorsal HW discal row of spots). The other species in the genus, Byblia anvatara , the African Joker, lacks those dorsal HW spots. Here's Byblia anvatara crameri : https://imgur.com/rtmIk8Z...
by Cabintom
Mon Jun 06, 2022 7:04 pm
Forum: Show Your Favorite Specimen
Topic: Papilio zalmoxis
Replies: 25
Views: 902

Re: Papilio zalmoxis

From another box in the ABRI collection:

A couple females:
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Gyandromorph:
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Deeper blue specimen (aberrant?):
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by Cabintom
Mon Jun 06, 2022 7:01 pm
Forum: Show Your Favorite Specimen
Topic: Papilio zalmoxis
Replies: 25
Views: 902

Re: Papilio zalmoxis

These are from the African Butterfly Research Institute (ABRI) collection:

One of the P. zalmoxis boxes:
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Close up dorsal/ventral:
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Close up Green specimen (natural variation as far as I'm aware):
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