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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Monarch

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Location: Brodies crossing
Observed: 30th December 2009
Added: 28th June 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:2
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Blue Pansy

Blue Pansy
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Location: St Lucia 1
Observed: 31st May 2015
Added: 27th June 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:5
Comments:0
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African Monarch

African Monarch
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Location: Mkuze
Observed: 20th June 2015
Added: 25th June 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
Description:

I am always getting this one wrong..

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Green Vein

Green Vein
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Location: St Lucia 1
Observed: 14th June 2015
Added: 24th June 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
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Novice

Novice
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Location: St Lucia 1
Observed: 31st May 2015
Added: 24th June 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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Nymphalidae

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By: rjpretor
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Location: Between Bultfontein & Welkom, FS
Observed: 28th December 2009
Added: 24th June 2015
Likely ID: Vanessa cardui
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
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Painted Lady (Alice)

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By: Shaun Swanepoel
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Location: Alice - UFH
Observed: 23rd June 2015
Added: 23rd June 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:0
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Lepidoptera ID required

Closed wing pattern
By: mickjack
Location: home
Observed: 16th June 2015
Added: 21st June 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
Description:

I would say the body length of this large specimen was at least 5cm in length.

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Orange

Butterfly
By: errol.douwes
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Location: Umtamvuna Nature Reserve
Observed: 13th June 2015
Added: 17th June 2015
Identifications:2
Agreements:1
Comments:0
Description:

Orange butterfly with spotted black wing margins.

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Painted Lady (KarNP)

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By: Shaun Swanepoel
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Location: Karoo National Park
Observed: 17th June 2015
Added: 17th June 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:6
Comments:0
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Brown

Brown
By: errol.douwes
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersMountain Backpackers ClubWildlife and Environmental Society of South Africa
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Location: Umtamvuna Nature Reserve
Observed: 15th June 2015
Added: 16th June 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:1
Description:

Pale brown butterfly. No eye spots. Pale yellow band on upper wing

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Painted Lady visiting Hessea cinnamomea

Painted Lady
By: James_Deacon
South African National Biodiversity Institute
Location: Wemmershoek
Observed: 12th June 2015
Added: 12th June 2015
Identifications:2
Agreements:3
Comments:0
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Butterfly half way out of a cocoon

Unknown Butterfly
By: Brendon White
Location: Kirstenbocsh/Table Mountain
Observed: 4th June 2015
Added: 10th June 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:3
Description:

The Butterfly was dead and half way out of the cocoon when see and photographed. The cause of death did not seem to be by a predator but rather cold weather? The cocoon was on a tree at a fairly high altitude.

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Kinky lady

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By: sallyslak
Botanical Society of South Africa
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Location: Pauline Bohnen NR
Observed: 22nd May 2015
Added: 7th June 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
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Painted Lady (Island Lake)

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By: Shaun Swanepoel
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Location: Wilderness - Island Lake
Observed: 5th June 2015
Added: 7th June 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:0
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Butterfly

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By: rianabate
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Location: Presidentsrus
Observed: 27th May 2015
Added: 6th June 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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June's Sugar Emperor

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: Bergville
Observed: 3rd June 2015
Added: 3rd June 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
Description:

Large, attracted to sugar water in feeder, as has been seen before at the same feeder. Just surprised to find them after cold, wet spell in June.

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Forest Leopard

Forest Leopard
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Location: St Lucia 1
Observed: 31st May 2015
Added: 31st May 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Lady Vanessa

Painted Lady
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Location: St Lucia 1
Observed: 31st May 2015
Added: 31st May 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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Layman or Chief Friar?

Layman or Chief Friar?
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Location: St Lucia 1
Observed: 31st May 2015
Added: 31st May 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Could it be Chief Friar?

Chief Friar
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Location: St Lucia 1
Observed: 31st May 2015
Added: 31st May 2015
Identifications:2
Agreements:0
Comments:0
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Blue Pansy

Blue Pansy
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Location: St Lucia 1
Observed: 31st May 2015
Added: 31st May 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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African Monarch

African Monarch
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Location: St Lucia 1
Observed: 31st May 2015
Added: 31st May 2015
Identifications:2
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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Milkweed monarch larva

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By: Graham G
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered Wildflowers
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Location: Macdonald Ave, Glenmore Beach
Observed: 30th May 2015
Added: 30th May 2015
Identifications:2
Agreements:5
Comments:0
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Painted Lady (Kirkwood)

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By: Shaun Swanepoel
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Location: Kirkwood - Bergsig
Observed: 28th May 2015
Added: 28th May 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:0
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Butterfly

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Location: Hog 3, Hogsback, Eastern Cape
Observed: 23rd May 2015
Added: 28th May 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
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Winter Royal

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: GRBG
Observed: 27th May 2015
Added: 27th May 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
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Silver Brown?

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: Pietersrivier
Observed: 23rd May 2015
Added: 26th May 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
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Uncertain Brown two

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: Pietersrivier
Observed: 23rd May 2015
Added: 26th May 2015
Identifications:2
Agreements:3
Comments:3
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Uncertain Brown

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: Pietersrivier
Observed: 23rd May 2015
Added: 26th May 2015
Identifications:2
Agreements:0
Comments:0
Description:

Small extra eye on fore wing.

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