Observations in the Family: Nymphalidae

English Name: Brushfoots

Pansy

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By: Rob TaylorRob Taylor's reputation in InvertebratesRob Taylor's reputation in InvertebratesRob Taylor's reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Sodwana Camp
Observed on: 30th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 31st October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0

Evening Brown

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By: Rob TaylorRob Taylor's reputation in InvertebratesRob Taylor's reputation in InvertebratesRob Taylor's reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Sodwana swamp1
Observed on: 31st October 2014
Added to iSpot: 31st October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0

Bush Brown

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By: Rob TaylorRob Taylor's reputation in InvertebratesRob Taylor's reputation in InvertebratesRob Taylor's reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Sodwana swamp1
Observed on: 31st October 2014
Added to iSpot: 31st October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0

Widow of opportunity - Montagu WCape

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By: Marion MacleanMarion Maclean's reputation in InvertebratesMarion Maclean's reputation in InvertebratesMarion Maclean's reputation in InvertebratesMarion Maclean's reputation in InvertebratesMarion Maclean's reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Pietersfontein, Montagu WCape
Observed on: 6th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 31st October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0

Matroosberg spoonful of sugar

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By: magrietb
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Location: Jeep track above ski lift, Matroosberg
Observed on: 26th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 27th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 4
Comments: 2

Cape Autumn Widow

SAM_7276 Cape Autumn Widow (Dira clytus)
By: Jeffrey GroenewaldJeffrey Groenewald's reputation in InvertebratesJeffrey Groenewald's reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Blue Rte, Helderberg Nature Reserve
Observed on: 8th April 2014
Added to iSpot: 27th October 2014
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0
Description: About the size of a cabbage white butterfly, brown with four ringed black spots on the edge of the rear wings and two black spots at the tip of each front wing.

Painted Lady

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By: Jeffrey GroenewaldJeffrey Groenewald's reputation in InvertebratesJeffrey Groenewald's reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Old Boland Hiking Trail, Helderberg Rural
Observed on: 7th June 2014
Added to iSpot: 27th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 4
Comments: 0
Description: Orange and brown butterfly with white spots on the tips of the front wings, a blue-grey body and white tipped antennae.

Tarsocera cassus

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By: Jacques Kuyler
City of Cape Town Biodiversity Management Branch
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Location: M14, Cape Farms
Observed on: 25th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 27th October 2014
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0

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By: Jacques Kuyler
City of Cape Town Biodiversity Management Branch
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Location: Zonnekus Rd, Cape Farms
Observed on: 27th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 27th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0

Vanessa's honeypot - Montagu WCape

Vanessa's honeypot - Montagu WCape
By: Marion MacleanMarion Maclean's reputation in InvertebratesMarion Maclean's reputation in InvertebratesMarion Maclean's reputation in InvertebratesMarion Maclean's reputation in InvertebratesMarion Maclean's reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Interesting spot agterspitskop
Observed on: 22nd September 2014
Added to iSpot: 26th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 4
Comments: 0

Could be another Novice

Amauris
By: MagdaMagda's reputation in InvertebratesMagda's reputation in InvertebratesMagda's reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Mfazana Hide
Observed on: 19th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 22nd October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0

unidentified butterfly

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By: sarge45
Location: Koperfontein Rd, Hopefield
Observed on: 31st August 2014
Added to iSpot: 22nd October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0
Description: Possibly Nymphalid / Nymphalidae. Might anybody have any ideas regarding the genus and species? Thanks!

Marsh Acraea

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: Garden Route Botanical Gardens
Observed on: 21st October 2014
Added to iSpot: 22nd October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0
Description: Many about, in and on verges of wetland.

Acraea

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By: rianabate
Entomological Society of Southern Africa
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Location: N14, Kalahari District Council
Observed on: 21st October 2014
Added to iSpot: 21st October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0

Bioblits October20th

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By: Andrea Cowan
Location: M63, Table Mountain National Park
Observed on: 20th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 21st October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 3
Comments: 0

possible pollinator of very rare Serruria

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By: Nick Helme
Botanical Society of South AfricaProtea Atlas Project
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Location: Sewefontein, Maskam; Se lacu kloof
Observed on: 14th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 19th October 2014
Identifications: 3
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0

Lycaenid on Serruria lacunosa

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By: Nick Helme
Botanical Society of South AfricaProtea Atlas Project
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Location: Sewefontein, Maskam; Se lacu kloof
Observed on: 14th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 19th October 2014
Identifications: 4
Agreements: 3
Comments: 0
Description: feeding on the fls of the very rare and localised Serruria lacunosa

African Monarch

African Monarch
By: rianabate
Entomological Society of Southern Africa
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Location: R52, Ngaka Modiri Molema
Observed on: 18th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 18th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 4
Comments: 0

Marsh Acraea Cocoon

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: Garden Route Botanical Gardens
Observed on: 17th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 18th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0
Description: Low off the ground, attached to a large leave. ID a flyer based on many newly emerged adults about, very common at this spot at this time of the year and similar colours to the adult.

Marsh Acraea

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: Garden Route Botanical Gardens
Observed on: 10th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 16th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0
Description: Very "tame" and possibly newly emerged.

Butterfly

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By: Ryan van HuyssteenRyan van Huyssteen's reputation in InvertebratesRyan van Huyssteen's reputation in InvertebratesRyan van Huyssteen's reputation in InvertebratesRyan van Huyssteen's reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Medike Mountain Sanctuary
Observed on: 28th September 2014
Added to iSpot: 14th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0

Spotted Sailer

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By: Ryan van HuyssteenRyan van Huyssteen's reputation in InvertebratesRyan van Huyssteen's reputation in InvertebratesRyan van Huyssteen's reputation in InvertebratesRyan van Huyssteen's reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Medike Mountain Sanctuary
Observed on: 27th September 2014
Added to iSpot: 14th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0

Bright

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By: Ryan van HuyssteenRyan van Huyssteen's reputation in InvertebratesRyan van Huyssteen's reputation in InvertebratesRyan van Huyssteen's reputation in InvertebratesRyan van Huyssteen's reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Medike Mountain Sanctuary
Observed on: 27th September 2014
Added to iSpot: 14th October 2014
Likely ID: Acraea aglaonice
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0

Pearl Emperor

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By: Ryan van HuyssteenRyan van Huyssteen's reputation in InvertebratesRyan van Huyssteen's reputation in InvertebratesRyan van Huyssteen's reputation in InvertebratesRyan van Huyssteen's reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Medike Mountain Sanctuary
Observed on: 25th September 2014
Added to iSpot: 14th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 3
Comments: 0

Acraea

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By: Ryan van HuyssteenRyan van Huyssteen's reputation in InvertebratesRyan van Huyssteen's reputation in InvertebratesRyan van Huyssteen's reputation in InvertebratesRyan van Huyssteen's reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Medike Mountain Sanctuary
Observed on: 24th September 2014
Added to iSpot: 14th October 2014
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0

Monarch

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By: Ryan van HuyssteenRyan van Huyssteen's reputation in InvertebratesRyan van Huyssteen's reputation in InvertebratesRyan van Huyssteen's reputation in InvertebratesRyan van Huyssteen's reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Medike Mountain Sanctuary
Observed on: 24th September 2014
Added to iSpot: 14th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 5
Comments: 0

Pearl-spotted Emperor

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By: Ryan van HuyssteenRyan van Huyssteen's reputation in InvertebratesRyan van Huyssteen's reputation in InvertebratesRyan van Huyssteen's reputation in InvertebratesRyan van Huyssteen's reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Medike Mountain Sanctuary
Observed on: 20th September 2014
Added to iSpot: 14th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0

Commodore

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By: Ryan van HuyssteenRyan van Huyssteen's reputation in InvertebratesRyan van Huyssteen's reputation in InvertebratesRyan van Huyssteen's reputation in InvertebratesRyan van Huyssteen's reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Medike Mountain Sanctuary
Observed on: 20th September 2014
Added to iSpot: 14th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0

Emperor

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By: Ryan van HuyssteenRyan van Huyssteen's reputation in InvertebratesRyan van Huyssteen's reputation in InvertebratesRyan van Huyssteen's reputation in InvertebratesRyan van Huyssteen's reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Medike Mountain Sanctuary
Observed on: 20th September 2014
Added to iSpot: 14th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0

Butterfly ID

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By: lidds84
South African National Biodiversity Institute
Location: Skeleton Gorge, Table Mountain National Park
Observed on: 14th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 14th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0

Browny

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By: Ryan van HuyssteenRyan van Huyssteen's reputation in InvertebratesRyan van Huyssteen's reputation in InvertebratesRyan van Huyssteen's reputation in InvertebratesRyan van Huyssteen's reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Medike Mountain Sanctuary
Observed on: 14th September 2014
Added to iSpot: 14th October 2014
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0

Cape Brown

Cape Brown
By: Carlo van TonderCarlo van Tonder's reputation in InvertebratesCarlo van Tonder's reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Keurbooms River Game Trails
Observed on: 7th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 13th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0

Painted Lady

Painted Lady
By: Carlo van TonderCarlo van Tonder's reputation in InvertebratesCarlo van Tonder's reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Keurbooms River Game Trails
Observed on: 8th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 13th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 5
Comments: 0

commodore

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By: rianabate
Entomological Society of Southern Africa
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Location: Unnamed Road, Nkangala
Observed on: 12th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 13th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0

small caterpillar

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By: Jeffrey GroenewaldJeffrey Groenewald's reputation in InvertebratesJeffrey Groenewald's reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Red Rte, Helderberg Nature Reserve
Observed on: 5th April 2014
Added to iSpot: 12th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0
Description: 1.5 - 2cm long caterpillar found on watsonia plant.

Painted lady butterfly

SAM_2423 Painted Lady (Vanessa cardui)
By: Jeffrey GroenewaldJeffrey Groenewald's reputation in InvertebratesJeffrey Groenewald's reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Pink Route, Helderberg Rural
Observed on: 17th June 2013
Added to iSpot: 12th October 2014
Identifications: 3
Agreements: 4
Comments: 0

Brown butterfly

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By: hof59hof59's reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Rondebosch Common
Observed on: 11th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 12th October 2014
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0
Description: Brown overall Singel black eyespot with two white dots at each fore wingtip Two smaller eyespots on each aft wing, each with one white spot

Acraea butterfly

SAM_0912 Garden Acraea (Acraea horta) (2)
By: Jeffrey GroenewaldJeffrey Groenewald's reputation in InvertebratesJeffrey Groenewald's reputation in Invertebrates
Location: R44, Helderberg Rural
Observed on: 30th August 2014
Added to iSpot: 10th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0

Stygionympha vigilans (Western Hillside Brown) on Gazania krebsiana subsp. krebsiana

 Stygionympha vigilans (Western Hillside Brown) on Gazania krebsiana subsp. krebsiana
By: Nicky
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersMountain Club of SA (South Cape)OutrampsSucculent Society of South Africa
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Location: Addo Elephant Park
Observed on: 5th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 7th October 2014
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0

Butterfly

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Location: Two River Trail, Grahamstown
Observed on: 5th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 7th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0

Painted Lady

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Location: Two River Trail, Grahamstown
Observed on: 5th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 7th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 3
Comments: 0

Brown butterfly

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By: timvntimvn's reputation in Invertebratestimvn's reputation in Invertebratestimvn's reputation in Invertebratestimvn's reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Two River Trail, Grahamstown
Observed on: 5th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 7th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0

Pseudonympha trimenii ...

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By: Brian KD2
Custodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersEastern Cape Parks & Tourism AgencyOutrampsSea Fish AtlasSeaKeys
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Location: Buffelsfontein (East)
Observed on: 4th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 5th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0

onbekende vlinder

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By: dirkhuitzingdirkhuitzing's reputation in Invertebratesdirkhuitzing's reputation in Invertebrates
Location: N2, KwaMsane
Observed on: 11th February 2014
Added to iSpot: 4th October 2014
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0
Description: A small butterfly with dark and white underwings

Butterfly dt

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By: outramps
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Location: Tiekop in the Outeniquas
Observed on: 9th April 2014
Added to iSpot: 1st October 2014
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 3
Comments: 10

Yellow Pansy, Geel gesiggie 3

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By: Alex DreyerAlex Dreyer is knowledgeable about InvertebratesAlex Dreyer's earned reputation in InvertebratesAlex Dreyer's earned reputation in InvertebratesAlex Dreyer's earned reputation in InvertebratesAlex Dreyer's earned reputation in InvertebratesAlex Dreyer's earned reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Farm Kyffhäuser, Maltahöhe, Namibia
Observed on: 20th September 2014
Added to iSpot: 30th September 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0

onbekende vlinder

onbekende vlinder
By: dirkhuitzingdirkhuitzing's reputation in Invertebratesdirkhuitzing's reputation in Invertebrates
Location: R532, MP
Observed on: 6th February 2014
Added to iSpot: 29th September 2014
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 1
Comments: 1

Painted Lady

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Location: KPS Gardens
Observed on: 26th September 2014
Added to iSpot: 28th September 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 8
Comments: 0

Hanging on the ceiling

Hanging on the ceiling
By: MagdaMagda's reputation in InvertebratesMagda's reputation in InvertebratesMagda's reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Grunter St, St Lucia
Observed on: 5th January 2013
Added to iSpot: 27th September 2014
Likely ID: Melanitis leda
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0

Common Bush Brown

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By: timvntimvn's reputation in Invertebratestimvn's reputation in Invertebratestimvn's reputation in Invertebratestimvn's reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Cannon Rocks
Observed on: 26th September 2014
Added to iSpot: 26th September 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 4
Comments: 0

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