Ghanaian nymphalidae IDs

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Ghanaian nymphalidae IDs

Postby sifenn » Fri Sep 15, 2017 4:38 pm

I had the opportunity to visit Ghana in July - still the rainy season and not peak for butterflies, but still had a very enjoyable time seeing well over a hundred species during my travels. I'd clocked up a dozen or more in central Accra within a day of arriving, then went north game watching in Mole National Park. Then to the centre of the country to Kumasi, where the University botanical garden and surrounding area was fruitful. Just outside Kumasi is Bobiri Forest Butterfly reserve where I spent a happy 3 days cut off from the world surrounded by myriad new species. Finally back in Accra, the University (LEGON) botanical gardens provided a handful more new species. I've been scouring the internet for images against which to compare, and have ID'd around 150, but have around 30 which I'm fairly sure are different :? . So I'd welcome help from anyone out there with knowledge of West African leps, and/or has a copy of Torben Larsen's definitive 'Butterflies of West Africa'.

Here are a several nymphalidae that I've not been able to match;

1. An acraea spp that I cannot find a match for - seen by the side of the main track running through Bobiri forest on the forest side of the guest house - briefly settled and that disappeared

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2. Another acraea spp - there was a very popular flowering tree some way down the forest track in Bobiri - quite far back and requiring all the zoom my FZ200 could bring to bear - wouldn't come any closer or open its wings

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3. A charaxes spp - flew around guarding its patch in Bobiri, but wouldn't open its wings at rest

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4. A forester of some description, of which there were many on the wing, but only an underwing view of this one

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5. Another forester - this was just too high. I was unfolding the LCD screen to get a better angle when it departed. Dull brown, but a white wing flash.

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6. A pasha or similar with tails ?

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7. A pansy or joker of some description seen in Accra Uni botanical gardens - it flew off as the heavens opened

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Re: Ghanaian nymphalidae IDs

Postby Padfield » Fri Sep 15, 2017 4:58 pm

Hi Sifenn. I'm not seeing any pictures, however many times I refresh the page. I don't know if it's just me or if you haven't uploaded them properly.

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Re: Ghanaian nymphalidae IDs

Postby David M » Fri Sep 15, 2017 6:05 pm

Padfield wrote:Hi Sifenn. I'm not seeing any pictures, however many times I refresh the page. I don't know if it's just me or if you haven't uploaded them properly.


Nor me. Did you remember to 'place inline'?

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Re: Ghanaian nymphalidae IDs

Postby sifenn » Fri Sep 15, 2017 6:52 pm

I used Image BBCode around a url copied from my Flickr album, according to the FAQs - grateful if you could explain 'place inline' - thanks

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Re: Ghanaian nymphalidae IDs

Postby Padfield » Fri Sep 15, 2017 6:56 pm

As an administrator I can see the source text of the post and the images are correctly linked to Flickr - they just don't show in this page. The direct links (with my suggested, non-authoritative IDs below) are:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/133632577@N08/35906497684/in/album-72157687951243235
(not an Acraeid but one of the two Byblia species - I think Byblia anvatara)

https://www.flickr.com/photos/133632577@N08/36958329186/in/album-72157687951243235
(Acraea sp. - egina?

https://www.flickr.com/photos/133632577@N08/36344988440/in/album-72157687951243235/
(Charaxes bipunctatus)

https://www.flickr.com/photos/133632577@N08/36333461473/in/album-72157687951243235
(Euriphene barombina)

https://www.flickr.com/photos/133632577@N08/36333484503/in/album-72157687951243235
(Bebearia phantasina)

https://www.flickr.com/photos/133632577@N08/36749614280/in/album-72157687951243235
(Charaxes boueti)

https://www.flickr.com/photos/133632577@N08/36741090615/in/album-72157687951243235
(not sure - Junonia sp.?)

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Re: Ghanaian nymphalidae IDs

Postby Pete Eeles » Fri Sep 15, 2017 8:44 pm

Padfield wrote:As an administrator I can see the source text of the post and the images are correctly linked to Flickr - they just don't show in this page.


There's an issue with external links using [img] and [video] tags. I'm looking into this.

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Re: Ghanaian nymphalidae IDs

Postby Pete Eeles » Fri Sep 15, 2017 10:08 pm

Ok - I've found the problem here, which is that the flickr links are NOT images, but links to web pages.

The [img] tag only works with images (JPEGs and the like).

If you go to a flickr page such as https://www.flickr.com/photos/133632577@N08/35906497684/in/album-72157687951243235, then you can click on the "Share Photo" icon (a curling arrow bottom right of the image) and select the "BBCode" option. Just copy and paste that code here, and you'll get this:

ImageP1130276 Acraea spp underwing Bobiri by simon fenner, on Flickr

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