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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Squinting Bush Brown

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Location: Mount Sheba
Observed: 17th November 2016
Added: 8th December 2016
Identifications:1
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Description:

About 35mm across the wing

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Foxy Charaxes

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By: 17calbbievans
Friends of Tokai Park
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Location: Truitjieskraal, Cedarberg
Observed: 1st December 2016
Added: 8th December 2016
Identifications:3
Agreements:3
Comments:5
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Surrendering one's all to the sun

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By: Bushboy
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Location: Alwil garage, Uvongo
Observed: 5th December 2016
Added: 7th December 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:0
Description:

Pristine wet-season beaut enjoying a break in the drizzle

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Yellow pansy

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Location: Faerie Glen municipal nature reserve
Observed: 16th November 2016
Added: 6th December 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:0
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Acraea horta male

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Location: Riverside Cottages Hout Bay Harbour
Observed: 4th December 2016
Added: 5th December 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
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Acraea horta larvae

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Location: Riverside Cottages Hout Bay Harbour
Observed: 4th December 2016
Added: 5th December 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
Description:

Larvae

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Acraea horta pupate

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Location: Riverside Cottages Hout Bay Harbour
Observed: 4th December 2016
Added: 5th December 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:3
Description:

Pupate and pupate-skins

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Wild Peach Butterfly

False Selago
By: Tony Rebelo
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Location: Silvertree Block
Observed: 12th November 2016
Added: 5th December 2016
Likely ID: Acraea horta
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
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Common Diadem

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Location: Notten's Bush Camp
Observed: 12th November 2016
Added: 4th December 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
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Flutterby

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By: Tony Rebelo
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Location: East Fort
Observed: 6th November 2016
Added: 3rd December 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
Description:

Burned in the spectacular April 2015 fire

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Yellow Pansy

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Location: Skukuza
Observed: 12th November 2016
Added: 3rd December 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Isak, all-day sucker

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Location: 3 Marion Ave, Scottburgh
Observed: 23rd May 2016
Added: 3rd December 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:2
Description:

Fine fella flashed onto a wound of some kind on the skinny stem of the young Dune Soapberry tree at around 10am and was still there, slurping away, until 4:30 when it started to get dark and cold

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So shy

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Location: Relton Hall, Pennington
Observed: 21st May 2016
Added: 3rd December 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
Description:

Was feeding on over-ripe figs with Monarch, but darted off long before the latter did

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Mean sod didn't give a fig about showing his majestic golden uppers

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Location: Relton Hall, Pennington
Observed: 21st May 2016
Added: 3rd December 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:1
Description:

Feasting on rotting figs then flew off to sulk high up on dry Strelitzia (first pic)

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Another brown

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: GRBG
Observed: 30th November 2016
Added: 2nd December 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:0
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Brown butterfly

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: GRBG
Observed: 30th November 2016
Added: 2nd December 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Spotted Joker (Byblia ilithiyia)

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Location: Faerie Glen municipal nature reserve
Observed: 16th November 2016
Added: 2nd December 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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Hosting little Satan

too young to pupate
By: Bushboy
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Location: 3 Marion Ave, Scottburgh
Observed: 10th August 2013
Added: 1st December 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
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Geel-gesiggie

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By: Joseph Heymans
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Location: Hanover wahlberg nes
Observed: 24th November 2016
Added: 30th November 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
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Orange Acraea

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Location: Dullstroom
Observed: 17th November 2016
Added: 28th November 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Common Bush Brown (KZNBG)

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By: Shaun Swanepoel
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Location: KZN Botanical Gardens
Observed: 27th October 2016
Added: 28th November 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Acraea

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By: Robert Taylor
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Location: Mtunzini start of board walk
Observed: 13th November 2016
Added: 27th November 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:1
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Novice

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By: Robert Taylor
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Location: Mabibi - Campsite
Observed: 18th November 2016
Added: 27th November 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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Evening brown

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By: Robert Taylor
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Location: Mtunzini, KZN
Observed: 13th November 2016
Added: 27th November 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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Garden Acraea

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Location: Harold Porter Botanical Garden
Observed: 6th November 2016
Added: 27th November 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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Eyed Pansy

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Location: Garden
Observed: 18th November 2016
Added: 27th November 2016
Identifications:2
Agreements:3
Comments:0
Description:

Resting on pelargonium late afternoon 18:00

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Never wish to come back as a butterfly

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By: Bushboy
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Location: 3 Marion Ave, Scottburgh
Observed: 26th November 2016
Added: 27th November 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
Description:

If the Klaas' and Diderick Cuckoos don't get you, the wasps probably will ...

Pictures show 2 Garden Acraea larvae, the large 24mm fellow ready to pupate, the smaller 10mm fellows parasitized and dead or doomed, respectively.

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Blue Pansy

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Location: Skukuza Airport
Observed: 10th November 2016
Added: 27th November 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:0
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Dubbelstertjie (KZNBG)

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By: Shaun Swanepoel
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Location: KZN Botanical Gardens
Observed: 27th October 2016
Added: 26th November 2016
Identifications:2
Agreements:1
Comments:3
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Beautiful butterfly on bracken fern

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By: Wim Wybenga
Location: Royal Natal National Park
Observed: 3rd January 2013
Added: 26th November 2016
Identifications:2
Agreements:2
Comments:5
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