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Re: External queries

Postby Padfield » Wed Aug 12, 2015 7:27 pm

Vince Massimo wrote:She made no mention of having gone to the correct end of the horse :)


:lol:

By coincidence, I was browsing the d'Abrera volume on Neotropical Riodinidae only yesterday, and had been particularly drawn to this amazing genus (as well as to the even more extraordinary genus Stalachtis). I realised that the only Riodinid I have ever seen, even in butterfly farms, is Duke of Burgundy. There's a whole unexplored world out there ...

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Re: External queries

Postby Vince Massimo » Wed Aug 12, 2015 9:44 pm

Padfield wrote:I realised that the only Riodinid I have ever seen, even in butterfly farms, is Duke of Burgundy. There's a whole unexplored world out there ...


Indeed..............
One reason I failed to find it on a general search, was that I assumed it was a Lycaenid :?

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Re: External queries

Postby Vince Massimo » Sun Aug 16, 2015 3:19 pm

Item 13

I have been sent this image of a mystery (moth) caterpillar on a Willow tree.

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Can't find it in my book.

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Re: External queries

Postby Mark Colvin » Sun Aug 16, 2015 3:47 pm

Hi Vince,

That's a Knot Grass Acronicta rumicis.

Good hunting.

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Re: External queries

Postby Vince Massimo » Sun Aug 16, 2015 4:50 pm

Many thanks, Mark :D . I will pass that on.

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Re: External queries

Postby Vince Massimo » Mon Sep 07, 2015 7:30 am

Item 14

Unknown caterpillar found on garden furniture.

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Re: External queries

Postby NigelF » Sun Sep 04, 2016 4:18 pm

Hi all,

Can anyone identify who owns these eys please? Seen north of Oxford today.

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Re: External queries

Postby Mark Colvin » Sun Sep 04, 2016 4:34 pm

Hi Nigel.

Welcome to the UKB forum.

This looks like Morpho peleides, the Common Blue Morpho. If seen in the wild, this will be an escape from a butterfly house, maybe Blenheim Palace?

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Re: External queries

Postby NigelF » Mon Sep 05, 2016 4:04 pm

Ha. Don't bother identifying this - my daughter evidently took the photograph in Blenheim butterfly collection!

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Re: External queries

Postby MikeOxon » Mon Sep 05, 2016 5:59 pm

Looks as though Mark had got there anyway :)

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Re: External queries

Postby JIMCOBB49 » Thu May 04, 2017 4:36 pm

Can anyone identify these 2 butterflies.No.1 was taken in the Algarve,No.2 in Crete Thank you Jim
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Re: External queries

Postby Padfield » Thu May 04, 2017 4:45 pm

Hi Jim. Your first butterfly is a female cardinal, Argynnis pandora. The second is a mallow skipper, Carcharodus alceae. I would prefer to see an underside too to confirm the alceae, as there are a few other Carcharodus species in the region, but I have high confidence from the upperside alone.

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Re: External queries

Postby JIMCOBB49 » Sat May 06, 2017 9:24 am

Thanks for ID Guy


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