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Re: Belenois

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Belenois aurota(?)
Uganda
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Re: Belenois

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daveuk wrote: Sat Sep 03, 2022 7:06 am Three that I have not positively identified.
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The first one looks like B. solilucis loveni to me.

The second is B. creona severina.

I believe the 3rd is a female B. subeida sylvander, but I don't have many reference images of that ssp., and none have such a dark FW apex.
daveuk wrote: Sat Sep 03, 2022 7:36 am Belenois aurota(?)
Uganda
Yes. Definitely.
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Thanks again for help with identification. What a lovely but sometimes confusing genus.
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Re: Belenois

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Belenois raffrayi extendens (Joicey & Talbot, 1927)

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Re: Belenois

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Cabintom wrote: Sat Sep 03, 2022 10:15 am
daveuk wrote: Sat Sep 03, 2022 7:36 am Belenois aurota(?)
Uganda
Yes. Definitely.
CORRECTION! Definitely not aurota. In your specimen the FW post-cellular bar extends down the costa towards the base further than usual, and generally feature this signals aurota, but everything else is typical B. creona severina. Sorry!

Here are some examples of Belenois creona severina (Stoll, [1781]):

(Males)

19/III/2016 Along the Tumani River, near Mbogi, Ituri (1°41'55"N, 30°07'35"E) 1250m
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21/VI/2015 Lubowa, Central Region, Uganda (0°13'N, 32°33'E) 1250m
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26/VI/2015 Lubowa, Central Region, Uganda (0°13'N, 32°33'E) 1250m
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20/V/2017 Rethy, Ituri (2°06'30"N, 30°53'55"E) 2100m
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10/V/2014 Bogoro, Ituri (1°23'N, 30°16'E) 1400m
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Belenois aurota aurota (Fabricius, 1793)

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27/V/2017 Bunia, Ituri (1°32'35"N, 30°16'30"E) 1275m
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20/V/2017 Rethy, Ituri (2°06'30"N, 30°53'55"E) 2100m
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Re: Belenois

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Belenois gidica abyssinica (Lucas, 1852)

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Thanks for the correction. Also the wonderful pictures of yet more of your beautiful specimens. What a fantastic collection you have👍👍😊
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