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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Skoenlapper

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By: Joseph Heymans
Limpopo EDETProtea Atlas ProjectSea Fish AtlasSeaKeysSeaweed Atlas
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Location: Nylstroom
Observed: 25th March 2017
Added: 30th March 2017
Identifications:1
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Redhot Poker Pollinator in the sunset

Redhot Poker Pollinator in the sunset
By: Tony Rebelo
Botanical Society of South Africa A-teamCape Bird ClubEntomological Society of Southern AfricaFriends of Tokai ParkProtea Atlas ProjectSenior Scout AdventureSouth African National Biodiversity InstituteSouth African National Parks Honorary RangersToyota Enviro OutreachWestern Leopard Toad Volunteer
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Location: Boosmansbos Trail s of huts
Observed: 19th March 2017
Added: 30th March 2017
Identifications:1
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Kleinmond charaxes #4

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By: magrietb
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Location: Kleinmond
Observed: 4th March 2017
Added: 29th March 2017
Identifications:1
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4 Mar 2017:

Discovered a thus far uncollected caterpillar on my tiny charaxes tree managed to get big and fat right under my nose. Collected it immediately.

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Kleinmond red coffee drinker the second

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By: magrietb
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Observed: 19th March 2017
Added: 28th March 2017
Identifications:2
Agreements:1
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Flying around madly in high winds on top of the mountain, and then all of a sudden several minutes of drinking nectar.

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African Monarch

African Monarch
By: Tony Rebelo
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Location: Keur River - Langeberg
Observed: 21st March 2017
Added: 28th March 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
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Three blobs per side butter

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: GRBG
Observed: 27th March 2017
Added: 27th March 2017
Identifications:1
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Mint Imperial

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: GRBG
Observed: 27th March 2017
Added: 27th March 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
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Brown butter

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: GRBG
Observed: 10th March 2017
Added: 26th March 2017
Identifications:1
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Garden acraea butterfly

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By: fayne connelly
CREW (Gauteng)
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Location: The Country Club Johannesburg Woodmead
Observed: 23rd February 2017
Added: 26th March 2017
Identifications:2
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A medium size dull reddy orange butterfly with black spots and transparent upper wings. Visiting black-jack flower heads.

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Roadside royal mimic

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By: Bushboy
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Location: Minerva Ave, Scottburgh South
Observed: 24th March 2017
Added: 26th March 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
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Thirsty blue-eyes

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By: Bushboy
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Location: n entry to s beachwalk
Observed: 23rd March 2017
Added: 26th March 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
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Karoo orange

butterfly milkweed
By: sallyslak
Botanical Society of South AfricaCREW (Southern Cape)OutrampsSeaKeys
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Location: Karoo
Observed: 18th March 2017
Added: 25th March 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
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skoenlapper

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By: wessel uys
Location: windburg boschrand
Observed: 10th March 2017
Added: 25th March 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
Description:

volop in groen gras

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skoenlapper

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By: wessel uys
Location: windburg, boschrand
Observed: 10th March 2017
Added: 25th March 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:5
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Gone to ground

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By: Bushboy
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Location: near Scottburgh Mall
Observed: 20th March 2017
Added: 24th March 2017
Identifications:2
Agreements:4
Comments:3
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Soap-berry growing a buttercup

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By: Bushboy
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Location: 3 Marion Ave, Scottburgh
Observed: 20th March 2017
Added: 23rd March 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
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Description:

Pupa (c. 18mm long) suspended below Deinbollia leaf

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Protea Charaxes Butterfly

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By: Mo_
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersMountain Club of SA (Cape Town)
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Location: Steenboksberg
Observed: 18th March 2017
Added: 23rd March 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
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Dira clytus (Cape Autumn Widow) on Euryops floribundus

Dira clytus (Cape Autumn Widow) on Euryops floribundus
By: Nicky vB
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Location: Wilgebosch Nieu Bethesda
Observed: 18th March 2017
Added: 22nd March 2017
Identifications:2
Agreements:0
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Vanessa cardui on Euryops floribundus

 Vanessa cardui on Euryops floribundus
By: Nicky vB
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Location: Wilgebosch Nieu Bethesda
Observed: 18th March 2017
Added: 22nd March 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
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Shy brown Butty in the garden

Shy brown Butty in the garden
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Location: St Lucia 1
Observed: 15th March 2017
Added: 22nd March 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
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Royal grassland shenanigans

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By: Bushboy
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Location: TC Robertson Grassland Trail
Observed: 18th March 2017
Added: 22nd March 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
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Description:

The much-larger female led him by the, err... nose. Flew off when I approached too close with him in tow, wings folded, dangling below her. Per second pic, she left him dangling when she settled on a more distant stalk.

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2 Blue pansies

2 Blue pansies Junonia oenone subsp. oenone
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Location: Western Shores
Observed: 1st January 1970
Added: 21st March 2017
Identifications:1
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Lady C Diadem

Lady C Diadem
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Location: St Lucia 1
Observed: 18th March 2017
Added: 21st March 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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Very common throught forested areas

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By: Bushboy
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Location: TC Robertson Wetland Trail
Observed: 18th March 2017
Added: 21st March 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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Lethargic Monarch

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By: fayne connelly
CREW (Gauteng)
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Location: The Country Club Johannesburg Woodmead
Observed: 17th March 2017
Added: 21st March 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:2
Description:

Medium sized tawny orange butterfly hanging on a grass stem. Was lethargic in the early morning - covered in fine dew drops and unperturbed by my presence. Band of large white spots on the back wing tip. Thorax and head black with white spots. As it warmed up found several more flying around in the grasslands.

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A touch of blue when the light is right

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: GRBG
Observed: 20th March 2017
Added: 20th March 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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Lunch time

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By: lyle.ground
EThekwini Municipality Biodiversity, Climate & Gre
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Location: My Garden
Observed: 16th February 2017
Added: 20th March 2017
Identifications:1
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Bushy butter

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: GRBG
Observed: 19th March 2017
Added: 19th March 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
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Spot the joker

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By: Bushboy
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Location: TCRobertson NR Butterfly Garden
Observed: 18th March 2017
Added: 19th March 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:2
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Faded yellow

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: GRBG
Observed: 19th March 2017
Added: 19th March 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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