Observations in the Family: Nymphalidae

Common Name: Brushfoots

Showing all observations that have a likely ID using the The South African National Biodiversity Institute's southern African Species Dictionary

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Yellow Pansy

Yellow Pansy
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Location: GOSS
Observed: 30th January 2016
Added: 9th February 2016
Identifications:1
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Butterflies sharing sap with beetle

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: GRBG
Observed: 6th February 2016
Added: 7th February 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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A Sign of Change

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: GRBG
Observed: 6th February 2016
Added: 7th February 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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Emerging, pupa attached to a sign board.

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Two Emperors

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: GRBG
Observed: 6th February 2016
Added: 7th February 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
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When first seen, there was a Pearl Emperor and a White Bar Emperor seemingly in combat. Failed to get a shot of this! Whitebar very tame, one of more cam back to the exact same spot repeatedly, feeding, at times with a large beetle also feeding, in a crack in the fork of an Ironwood tree. Last year, a Pearl Emperor was photographed in the same fork.

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Royal Mint

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: GRBG
Observed: 1st January 1970
Added: 7th February 2016
Identifications:1
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Second Battle here

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: grbg
Observed: 4th February 2016
Added: 7th February 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
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Description:

Very shy & skittish.

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But no flute heard, no rats or mice seen....

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: Bergville
Observed: 30th January 2016
Added: 7th February 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
Description:

Woodhall 128, 1.Just a few km west of described distribution to Wilderness. First one that I've recorded here.

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butterfly

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By: mary hunter
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Location: Cola Beach
Observed: 24th January 2016
Added: 1st February 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
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Hanging pupa

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By: sallyslak
Botanical Society of South Africa
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Location: Unnamed Road, South Cape DC
Observed: 28th January 2016
Added: 31st January 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
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Description:

Attached to a Gymnosporia leaf but very close to a Kiggelaria.

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Cassionympha cassius

Cassionympha cassius
By: Nicky vB
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Location: Groenweide
Observed: 30th January 2016
Added: 31st January 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
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Bicyclus safitza subsp. safitza

Bicyclus safitza subsp. safitza
By: Nicky vB
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Location: Groenweide
Observed: 30th January 2016
Added: 31st January 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
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Butterfly king

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By: 17calbbievans
Friends of Tokai Park
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Location: Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens
Observed: 13th December 2015
Added: 30th January 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
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Danaus chrysippus African Monarch

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By: Herman BertelerHerman Berteler’s reputation in InvertebratesHerman Berteler’s reputation in InvertebratesHerman Berteler’s reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Riverside Cottages Hout Bay Harbour
Observed: 29th November 2015
Added: 30th January 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
Description:

Orange-brown wings bordered with black, white bar and spots. Thorax black with white spots.

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Cynthia cardui Painted Lady

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By: Herman BertelerHerman Berteler’s reputation in InvertebratesHerman Berteler’s reputation in InvertebratesHerman Berteler’s reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Riverside Cottages Hout Bay Harbour
Observed: 29th November 2015
Added: 30th January 2016
Likely ID: Vanessa cardui
Identifications:2
Agreements:3
Comments:0
Description:

Orange with black fore wing tip with several white markings. At the orange part several black spots.

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A chrysalis unfolds

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Location: Kampersrus, Limpopo
Observed: 22nd January 2016
Added: 29th January 2016
Identifications:2
Agreements:3
Comments:2
Description:

One of the Papilionadae species in the process of unfolding

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Yellow pansy, Geel-gesiggie

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By: Alex Dreyer
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Location: Naukluft
Observed: 20th December 2015
Added: 28th January 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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Cocoon Acraea horta Garden Acraea

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By: Herman BertelerHerman Berteler’s reputation in InvertebratesHerman Berteler’s reputation in InvertebratesHerman Berteler’s reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Reynolds Street
Observed: 11th December 2015
Added: 27th January 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:3
Description:

Finely grained, black, yellow, orange colored cocoon at the garden wall.

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Larva Acraea horta Garden Acraea

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Location: Reynolds Street
Observed: 9th December 2015
Added: 27th January 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
Description:

Looper with rows of large, dark, hairy spines. At garden wall.

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Larva Acraea horta Garden Acraea

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Location: Reynolds Street
Observed: 26th November 2015
Added: 27th January 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
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Description:

Looper with rows of large, dark, hairy spines. On plants in vegetable garden.

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Larva Acraea horta Garden Acraea

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By: Herman BertelerHerman Berteler’s reputation in InvertebratesHerman Berteler’s reputation in InvertebratesHerman Berteler’s reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Reynolds Street
Observed: 24th November 2015
Added: 27th January 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
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Description:

Looper with rows of large, dark, hairy spines. At the garden wall.

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Image Acraea horta (Garden Acraea)

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By: Herman BertelerHerman Berteler’s reputation in InvertebratesHerman Berteler’s reputation in InvertebratesHerman Berteler’s reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Reynolds Street
Observed: 29th November 2015
Added: 27th January 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:0
Description:

Fore wings translucent, hind wings with several black dots. Reddish, body dark with white spots.

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Image Acraea horta (Garden Acraea)

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Location: Reynolds Street
Observed: 22nd November 2015
Added: 27th January 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:5
Comments:0
Description:

Fore wings translucent, hind wings with several black dots. Reddish, body dark with white spots.

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Image Acraea horta (Garden Acraea)

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Location: Reynolds Street
Observed: 18th November 2015
Added: 27th January 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:5
Comments:0
Description:

Fore wings translucent, hind wings with several black dots. Reddish, body dark with white spots.

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Monarch

Monarch
By: Tony Rebelo
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Location: Upper Tokai: old planations
Observed: 22nd January 2016
Added: 25th January 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
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Glossy Beauty

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Location: Hughenden rd
Observed: 23rd January 2016
Added: 25th January 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:5
Comments:3
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Bicyclus safitza subsp. safitza

 Bicyclus safitza subsp. safitza (Bush Brown)
By: Nicky vB
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Location: Strawberry Hill
Observed: 17th January 2016
Added: 23rd January 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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Butterfly at Kirstenbosch botanical gardens

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Location: KIRSTENBOSCH BOTANICAL GARDENS
Observed: 9th November 2014
Added: 23rd January 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:0
Description:

Very striking butterfly

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Must be Unicyclus

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By: Bushboy
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Location: 3 Marion Ave, Scottburgh
Observed: 21st January 2016
Added: 23rd January 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
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Description:

Flitted about as nimbly in the shade as any of his whole kind, displaying an amazing profile. Seemed entirely unaffected by his savage attack.

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Butterfly

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By: Jen Taylor
Location: Petrus Stroom, KZN midlands
Observed: 20th January 2016
Added: 22nd January 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:5
Comments:2
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Verbena milkweed butterfly

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By: sallyslak
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Location: Confluence
Observed: 15th December 2015
Added: 21st January 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:7
Comments:0
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