Identification Guide : Commonly Confused Belenois

The 3 Belenois species gidica, aurota, & creona are among the most common butterflies on the continent of Africa and yet are also among the most commonly misidentified butterflies on iNaturalist. This is due to their superficial similarity and the variability expressed in their wing patterns.

Hopefully this colour-coded guide will help you pin-point the key basic features of each species.

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If anyone needs a more detailed explanation of defining features, please ask in the comments below.

Posted by cabintom cabintom, May 24, 2020 16:35

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Apologies if I post the link to this guide on more than one of your observations.

Posted by cabintom 6 months ago (Flag)
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I so enjoy these journal posts! Wonderful stuff, Tom!

Posted by sambiology 6 months ago (Flag)
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Excellent!!! I needed this.

Posted by snidge 6 months ago (Flag)

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