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cherry

Observer

natgeoqa6

Date

September 7, 2009 06:45 PM HST

Place

6.45306..., 3.39583... (Google, OSM)

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What

Lappet Moths Family Lasiocampidae

Observer

dotun55

Date

August 4, 2014

Place

Woji, Port Harcourt (Google, OSM)

Description

Eggs of a lasiocampidae moth metamorphose to larvae stage on citrus tree.

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What

Band-eyed drone fly Eristalinus taeniops

Observer

dotun55

Date

July 21, 2014

Place

Woji, Port Harcourt (Google, OSM)

Description

Chilling, probably after having a good amount of pollen.

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What

Sand Wasps Genus Bembix

Observer

dotun55

Date

July 23, 2014

Place

Woji, Port Harcourt (Google, OSM)

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What

Dappled Monarch Tirumala petiverana

Observer

dotun55

Date

April 20, 2013

Place

Imota, Lagos, nigeria (Google, OSM)

Description

Puddling on a cobbled car park

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What

Family Lasiocampidae

Observer

dotun55

Date

August 8, 2014

Place

Woji, Port Harcourt (Google, OSM)

Description

On the citrus tree at sunset.

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What

Family Asilidae

Observer

dotun55

Date

July 24, 2014

Place

Woji, Port Harcourt (Google, OSM)

Description

Robberfly with prey on its perch under a palm tree.

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What

Gaudy commodore Precis octavia

Observer

dotun55

Date

July 21, 2014

Place

Woji, Port Harcourt (Google, OSM)

Description

Found basking in the evening sun before moving to stay on this violet-flowered small hedge.

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Cucumber moth Diaphania indica

Observer

dotun55

Date

July 15, 2014

Place

Woji, port harcourt (Google, OSM)

Description

On a flower shortly after a shower.

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What

Butterflies and Moths Order Lepidoptera

Observer

dotun55

Date

July 20, 2014

Place

woji, port harcourt (Google, OSM)

Description

Tiny, oddly postured moth. Couldn't tell the head from the tail until I got a photograph.

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What

Gaudy commodore Precis octavia

Observer

dotun55

Date

December 5, 2013

Place

imota, lagos, nigeria (Google, OSM)

Description

Winter form.

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What

Common Fig-tree Blue Myrina silenus

Observer

dotun55

Date

September 12, 2013

Place

woji, port harcourt, nigeria (Google, OSM)

Description

Common Fig-tree Blue. Basking on frond of a young palm.

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What

Tiger Beetles Subfamily Cicindelinae

Observer

dotun55

Date

July 12, 2014

Place

Imota, Lagos, nigeria (Google, OSM)

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What

Fashion Commodore Precis pelarga

Observer

dotun55

Date

October 11, 2012

Place

Imota, Lagos, nigeria (Google, OSM)

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What

Butterflies and Moths Order Lepidoptera

Observer

dotun55

Date

March 22, 2014

Place

Imota, Lagos, nigeria (Google, OSM)

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What

moths Order Lepidoptera

Observer

dotun55

Date

February 13, 2014

Place

Imota, Lagos, nigeria (Google, OSM)

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What

African Migrant Catopsilia florella

Observer

dotun55

Date

July 13, 2014

Place

port harcourt, Nigeria (Google, OSM)

Description

Yellow form. Female.

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What

Genus Chlidonoptera

Observer

dotun55

Date

May 11, 2014

Place

Imota, Lagos, nigeria (Google, OSM)

Description

African flower mantis

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What

Similar Yellow Citrinophila similis

Observer

dotun55

Date

July 3, 2014

Place

Lekki, Lagos, Nigeria (Google, OSM)

Description

In the cool of the forest.

Lekki Conservation Centre, Lekki, Lagos.

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What

Genus Tetrathemis

Observer

dotun55

Date

July 3, 2014

Place

Lekki, Lagos, Nigeria (Google, OSM)

Description

Lekki Conservation Centre, Lekki, Lagos.

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What

Inspector Chalcostephia flavifrons

Observer

dotun55

Date

July 3, 2014

Place

Lekki, Lagos, Nigeria (Google, OSM)

Description

Lekki Conservation Centre, Lekki.

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What

Genus Lophyra

Observer

dotun55

Date

July 11, 2014

Place

Woji, Port Harcourt (Google, OSM)

Description

Individuals in a grassy, sandy-soiled habitat with teeming population

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Mona monkey Cercopithecus mona

Observer

dotun55

Date

July 3, 2014

Place

Lekki, Lagos, Nigeria (Google, OSM)

Description

Mona monkeys.

Lekki Conservation Centre, Lagos, Nigeria.

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Flat-backed Millipedes Order Polydesmida

Observer

dotun55

Date

July 3, 2014

Place

Lekki, Lagos, Nigeria (Google, OSM)

Description

On the bark of a tree.

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What

Twister Tholymis tillarga

Observer

dotun55

Date

July 6, 2014

Place

port harcourt (Google, OSM)

Description

Passes for a Red Rock Dweller except for the black and white spots on its hind wings.

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Purple-brown Hairstreak Hypolycaena philippus

Observer

pward

Date

June 30, 2014

Place

Ikoyi, Lagos, Nigeria (Google, OSM)

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What

Spotted Hairtail Anthene larydas

Observer

dotun55

Date

June 17, 2014

Place

Lagos, Nigeria (Google, OSM)

Description

Puddling

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Genus Coeliades

Observer

dotun55

Date

June 6, 2014

Place

port harcourt, nigeria (Google, OSM)

Description

Three Pip Policeman (Coeliades hanos)

Sleeping on citrus.

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What

Western Dotted Border Mylothris chloris

Observer

dotun55

Date

June 7, 2014

Place

port harcourt, nigeria (Google, OSM)

Description

Black, white and yellow winged pierid butterfly.

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What

Ensign Wasps Family Evaniidae

Observer

dotun55

Date

June 1, 2014

Place

port harcourt, nigeria (Google, OSM)

Description

Small black fly with elongated abdomen. Always found indoor.

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What

True Bugs, Cicadas, Hoppers, Aphids and Allies Order Hemiptera

Observer

dotun55

Date

June 1, 2014

Place

Lagos, Nigeria (Google, OSM)

Description

Came to the light at night.

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What

Citrus Swallowtail Papilio demodocus

Observer

dotun55

Date

June 1, 2014

Place

port harcourt, nigeria (Google, OSM)

Description

Asleep on the part of the hedge under the umbrella tree. It was a rainy night.

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Citrus Swallowtail Papilio demodocus

Observer

dotun55

Date

May 30, 2014

Place

Woji, port harcourt, nigeria (Google, OSM)

Description

Larva of Citrus swallowtail butterfly on citrus tree.
A strange fly, possibly a mosquito was seen biting its neck. A similar fly was found on a branch not very far from the scene.

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What

Butterflies and Moths Order Lepidoptera

Observer

dotun55

Date

May 31, 2014

Place

port harcourt, nigeria (Google, OSM)

Description

Larva of sphinx moth on a plant in the garden. The light green and white colors, and subtle lines on its body facilitates its camouflage in this environment. It often mimics a leaf on a branch when it perceives trouble. This is a common tactic employed by hornworms to remain undetected by possible prey.
This hornworm is a voracious feeder. Found foraging on leaves almost all afternoon.

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What

Genus Hyperolius

Observer

dotun55

Date

April 12, 2014

Place

lagos, nigeria (Google, OSM)

Description

Basking, clung to a leaf.

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Citrus Swallowtail Papilio demodocus

Observer

dotun55

Date

January 25, 2014

Place

lagos, nigeria (Google, OSM)

Description

Puddling

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What

Common Bush Brown Bicyclus safitza

Observer

dotun55

Date

February 2, 2014

Place

lagos, nigeria (Google, OSM)

Description

Bush Brown (Bicyclus safitza?), and grasshopper share a fermenting berry.

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Common Joker Byblia anvatara

Observer

dotun55

Date

February 22, 2014

Place

Lagos, Nigeria (Google, OSM)

Description

Sipping on the moisture on grass grains in the morning.

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What

Clover Blue Zizina antanossa

Observer

dotun55

Date

January 25, 2014

Place

Lagos, Nigeria (Google, OSM)

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African Line Blue Pseudonacaduba sichela

Observer

dotun55

Date

February 2, 2014

Place

Lagos, Nigeria (Google, OSM)

Description

Imbibing fluid from wet red earth (puddling)

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Danaid Eggfly Hypolimnas misippus

Observer

dotun55

Date

February 1, 2014

Place

Lagos, Nigeria (Google, OSM)

Description

Female

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What

Tiger Beetles Subfamily Cicindelinae

Observer

dotun55

Date

May 10, 2014

Place

Lagos, Nigeria (Google, OSM)

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Sphaerocoris annulus

Observer

dotun55

Date

March 2, 2014

Place

port harcourt, nigeria (Google, OSM)

Description

Picasso bug, in the garden.

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What

Dung beetles Family Scarabaeidae

Observer

dotun55

Date

April 12, 2014

Place

Lagos, Nigeria (Google, OSM)

Description

Climbing grass

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Eudocima materna

Observer

dotun55

Date

April 16, 2014

Place

Lagos, Nigeria (Google, OSM)

Description

Fruit-piercing moth, near the door post at night.

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Tortoise Beetles Subfamily Cassidinae

Observer

dotun55

Date

March 15, 2014

Place

Lagos, Nigeria (Google, OSM)

Description

Green tortoise basking in the morning.

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What

bird grasshoppers Genus Schistocerca

Observer

dotun55

Date

April 2, 2014

Place

Lagos, Nigeria (Google, OSM)

Description

Bird grasshopper metamorphosis (nymph to adult).

The same grasshopper was observed on the same plant for several days during which the metamorphosis took place. It literally lived on the foliage of the (host) plant- feeding, excreting and basking on it.

The grasshopper is known to flash its two-row spiked hind legs when alarmed. It stays poised to give its assailant a brutal kick or to simply hop off.

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Saliunca styx

Observer

dotun55

Date

March 2, 2014

Place

port harcourt, nigeria (Google, OSM)

Description

Day-flying moth relishing nectar on flowering hedge.

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What

Tiger Moths, Footman Moths, Handmaiden Moths and Allies Subfamily Arctiinae

Observer

dotun55

Date

May 22, 2014

Place

port harcourt, nigeria (Google, OSM)

Description

On the ficcus hedge grooming itself for flight after a short morning shower.

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What

Plain Tiger Danaus chrysippus ssp. chrysippus

Observer

dotun55

Date

March 14, 2014

Place

Lagos, Nigeria (Google, OSM)

Description

In copula

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