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Congregation of several of this species at a gravel pit area where soil & rock had been excavated for road construction.

Bioko Island
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This looks very similar to a species I photographed in Rwanda. One of the experts told me it's one of the Admirals - Antanartia sp. possibly A. schaensis. I've tried to add the ID but the finder can't seem to find a species like that. Hope this helps in the right direction.

Here's a link to my photo on Flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/marcell_claassen/3271090319/in/set-72157624451669941/

Posted by marcellc about 4 years ago (Flag)
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Coincidentally, I was just reminded of the similarities that this butterfly shares with an Admiral species that I observed in the US a year ago, and that was recently IDed on iNaturalist: http://www.inaturalist.org/observations/19389

Posted by muir about 4 years ago (Flag)
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Northern Short-tailed Admiral - Photo (c) 116916927065934112165, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA), uploaded by Matt Muir
muir's ID: Northern Short-tailed Admiral (Antanartia dimorphica [inactive]) (inactive taxon)
Posted by muir about 4 years ago (Flag)
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Many thanks Marcel for starting me on the right track. An annotated list of Bioko butterflies is locked up on JStor, but I also found the work of Evan Weyland, who I would bet was a student or collaborator of the Bioko Biodiversity Protection Program. Weyland lists two Antanartias from his surveys, and that A. dimorphica was only found in the montane site (same as this observation). Quick Google image search supports an A. dimorphica ID. Would love to confirm it with the Bioko list publication, but this ID should be pretty close.

Posted by muir about 4 years ago (Flag)
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Dimorphic Admiral - Photo (c) 116916927065934112165, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA), uploaded by Matt Muir
muir's ID: Dimorphic Admiral (Vanessa dimorphica) Added as part of a taxon swap
Posted by muir almost 2 years ago (Flag)
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Dimorphic Admiral - Photo (c) 116916927065934112165, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA), uploaded by Matt Muir
pward's ID: Dimorphic Admiral (Vanessa dimorphica)
Posted by pward almost 2 years ago (Flag)
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Probably ssp mortoni - D'Abrera "Butterflies of the Afrotropical region"

Posted by pward almost 2 years ago (Flag)
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Dimorphic Admiral - Photo (c) 116916927065934112165, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA), uploaded by Matt Muir
spellecchias's ID: Dimorphic Admiral (Vanessa dimorphica)
Posted by spellecchias 3 days ago (Flag)
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muir's ID: Dimorphic Admiral (Vanessa dimorphica) Added as part of a taxon swap
Dimorphic Admiral - Photo (c) 116916927065934112165, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA), uploaded by Matt Muir
Community ID: Dimorphic Admiral (Vanessa dimorphica)
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