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by Cabintom
Tue Aug 30, 2022 7:21 am
Forum: Show Your Favorite Specimen
Topic: Colotis
Replies: 45
Views: 834

Re: Colotis

Colotis protomedia A pair recto & verso. Uganda Male verso with no data. The aptly named Yellow Splendour. If I had to choose a favourite Colotis this would probably be it. Your prefer it over zoe or regina or ... ? :) I don't often get out to areas where Colotis fly (security concerns), but my...
by Cabintom
Tue Aug 30, 2022 5:05 am
Forum: Show Your Favorite Specimen
Topic: Colotis
Replies: 45
Views: 834

Re: Colotis

Colotis chrysonome. Two males. Uganda Colotis aurigineus. Male recto & verso. Tanzania Colotis eris. Two males Uganda C. eris is now Teracolus eris . Colotis euippe euippe (Linnaeus, 1758) The name of this species has often been misspelled as "e v ippe". (males) From north-central DRC...
by Cabintom
Mon Aug 29, 2022 5:10 pm
Forum: Open Topics
Topic: Labeling a specimen captured somewhere along a trail/road
Replies: 12
Views: 243

Re: Labeling a specimen captured somewhere along a trail/road

I agree that it is unlikely that places like Kponolo would be as easy to identify, but I found one of 3 places called Bima in DRC (according to Falling Rain) on Google Maps. Adam. I'd argue that makes the problem worse, because none of those Bimas are the one I visited (pop. ~100, in one of the lea...
by Cabintom
Mon Aug 29, 2022 3:53 pm
Forum: Show Your Favorite Specimen
Topic: Pieris brassicae
Replies: 16
Views: 376

Re: Pieris brassicae

A few years ago P brassicae became introduced into South Africa. It has now become established as a breeding species around Cape Town and along the southern coast areas. There also seems to be an introduced population at Swakopmund, Namibia. I wonder if there's any way to tell to which subspecies t...
by Cabintom
Mon Aug 29, 2022 3:31 pm
Forum: Show Your Favorite Specimen
Topic: Belenois
Replies: 27
Views: 600

Re: Belenois

Here's a pair of B. calypso dentigera Butler, 1888 from my collection (Male) https://inaturalist-open-data.s3.amazonaws.com/photos/78260972/original.jpeg https://inaturalist-open-data.s3.amazonaws.com/photos/78261031/original.jpeg (Female) 1/vii/2014 Nebobongo, Haut-Uele (2°27'N, 27°37'E) 790m https...
by Cabintom
Mon Aug 29, 2022 3:03 pm
Forum: Show Your Favorite Specimen
Topic: Colotis
Replies: 45
Views: 834

Re: Colotis

Colotis celimene. Pair recto & verso Male from Kenya. Female from Uganda. One of the more rarely encountered species in collections. From Williams' " Afrotropical Butterflies and Skippers ": Habitat : Dry, frost-free savanna. In West Africa in Sudan savanna (Larsen, 2005a). May penetr...
by Cabintom
Mon Aug 29, 2022 2:57 pm
Forum: Show Your Favorite Specimen
Topic: Colotis
Replies: 45
Views: 834

Re: Colotis

I'm not sure about the female, but your male Colotis ione from South Africa looks more like C. erone to me. What's the data for that pair? Picture of the pair again with data According to Woodhall, in males of C. erone the FW apex has " 3 discrete metallic purple cells and no grey scaling in t...
by Cabintom
Mon Aug 29, 2022 2:35 pm
Forum: Open Topics
Topic: Labeling a specimen captured somewhere along a trail/road
Replies: 12
Views: 243

Re: Labeling a specimen captured somewhere along a trail/road

About place names changing: it's actually a problem with one of the locations we visited. Historically it's been "Kponolo" but for reasons no one would explain to me, the name was changed 2 years ago to "Bima", but when you ask locals the name of the village they still instinctiv...
by Cabintom
Mon Aug 29, 2022 12:54 pm
Forum: Show Your Favorite Specimen
Topic: Belenois
Replies: 27
Views: 600

Re: Belenois

Your "aberration of B. calypso" is B. subeida, either the nominate or ssp. frobeniusi (although the latter is known from N. Cameroon, and not CAR).
by Cabintom
Mon Aug 29, 2022 11:45 am
Forum: Show Your Favorite Specimen
Topic: Colotis
Replies: 45
Views: 834

Re: Colotis

I'm not sure about the female, but your male Colotis ione from South Africa looks more like C. erone to me. What's the data for that pair?
by Cabintom
Mon Aug 29, 2022 4:37 am
Forum: Show Your Favorite Specimen
Topic: Cymothoe
Replies: 62
Views: 1360

Re: Cymothoe

Cymothoe hobarti mwamikazi Overlaet, 1952 (male) https://inaturalist-open-data.s3.amazonaws.com/photos/41757649/original.jpeg https://inaturalist-open-data.s3.amazonaws.com/photos/41759306/original.jpeg Cymothoe excelsa regisleopoldi Overlaet, 1944 (male) 25/vii/2016 Near Nebobongo, Haut-Uele (2°28...
by Cabintom
Mon Aug 29, 2022 4:20 am
Forum: Show Your Favorite Specimen
Topic: Colotis
Replies: 45
Views: 834

Re: Colotis

daveuk wrote: Sun Aug 28, 2022 11:39 pm Male Colotis zoe. Madagascar
Pair of Colotis danae annae. South Africa
Male Colotis fausta. Iran
C. danae and C. annae have been split. What you have is C. annae annae.
by Cabintom
Sun Aug 28, 2022 10:19 am
Forum: Show Your Favorite Specimen
Topic: Belenois
Replies: 27
Views: 600

Re: Belenois

A male verso & recto of B theora ratheo from Central African Republic & a male verso of B antsianaka from Madagascar Your B. theora ratheo is a female. As far as I'm aware, males are always white. Here are a few more examples of the ssp. (females) https://inaturalist-open-data.s3.amazonaws....
by Cabintom
Sun Aug 28, 2022 7:33 am
Forum: Show Your Favorite Specimen
Topic: Belenois
Replies: 27
Views: 600

Re: Belenois

A series of Belenois sudanensis from Uganda. Subspecies katalensis. Displaying considerable variation. All male apart from a female bottom row on the right. Old photo. ssp. katalensis is characterised by the ventral HW which is always yellow and has a basal marking which is tinted red (Berger in Le...
by Cabintom
Sun Aug 28, 2022 7:06 am
Forum: Show Your Favorite Specimen
Topic: Belenois
Replies: 27
Views: 600

Re: Belenois

Belenois thysa meldolae Butler, 1872 Differs from the nominate by having, dorsally, reduced or absent submarginal spots. (male) 19/iii/2016 Along the Tumani River, near Mbogi, Ituri (1°41'55"N, 30°07'35"E) 1250m https://inaturalist-open-data.s3.amazonaws.com/photos/43408380/original.jpeg ...
by Cabintom
Sun Aug 28, 2022 5:25 am
Forum: Show Your Favorite Specimen
Topic: Cymothoe
Replies: 62
Views: 1360

Re: Cymothoe

The alcimeda specimens are really neat. Especially the red ventral surface of that one female. It would be interesting to see more specimens from the southern part of the continent, especially those high-altitude species which are restricted to particular mountain ranges.
by Cabintom
Sun Aug 28, 2022 5:16 am
Forum: Open Topics
Topic: Labeling a specimen captured somewhere along a trail/road
Replies: 12
Views: 243

Re: Labeling a specimen captured somewhere along a trail/road

An approximate GPS location is no trouble to find, but it relies on my memory (ie. which side of the small river was this particular specimen caught? Was it closer to the river or to the village? etc.) I guess it might be helpful if I a concrete example: Departure point: DR Congo, Bas-Uele, Ango Ter...
by Cabintom
Sat Aug 27, 2022 6:40 pm
Forum: Open Topics
Topic: Labeling a specimen captured somewhere along a trail/road
Replies: 12
Views: 243

Labeling a specimen captured somewhere along a trail/road

Is there a standard practice for labeling specimens captured along a path or road? In a recent trip I was capturing specimens while hiking between two locations. I have GPS coordinates for both ends of the hike but it would have been too tedious to grab coordinates at each place a butterfly was capt...
by Cabintom
Sat Aug 27, 2022 1:38 pm
Forum: Show Your Favorite Specimen
Topic: Cymothoe
Replies: 62
Views: 1360

Re: Cymothoe

Interesting that Vand Weghe states that the butterfly can be truly abundant in primary forest during what I presume is the wet season. Suggests to me that is more likely to be infrequently collected & searched for in the wrong season rather the rare. According to Vande Weghe, the northern part ...
by Cabintom
Sat Aug 27, 2022 1:31 pm
Forum: Show Your Favorite Specimen
Topic: Cymothoe
Replies: 62
Views: 1360

Re: Cymothoe

The other question that I should have asked first is your personal experience of encountering this species in DRC. Have you seen & collected it yourself? Thanks once again for all the information you have provided on this & other species. I have not! I mentioned R. Ducarme's checklist in my...