P1030946 P1030941 P1030945
Photo © Matt Muir, some rights reserved
"Pico Basile National Park, Bioko Island, EG" (Google, OSM)
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Description

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

Bioko Island
Mar. 08, 2012 16:36:40 -0500
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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 2 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 2 years ago (Flag)
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Northern Short-tailed Admiral - Photo (c) 116916927065934112165, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
muir's ID: Northern Short-tailed Admiral (Antanartia dimorphica)
Posted by muir about 2 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 2 years ago (Flag)
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Northern Short-tailed Admiral - Photo (c) 116916927065934112165, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
muir's ID: Northern Short-tailed Admiral (Antanartia dimorphica)

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