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Map Butterfly

Araschnia doris

5 Comments

notsoclosetnerd1
notsoclosetnerd1 8 years ago

Thanks guys! I love all your help! :)

bayucca
bayucca 8 years ago

Cool! Thanks!

NuwanChathuranga
NuwanChathuranga 8 years ago

yes that's mine ;-)
i agree with doris, as u said it could be a seasonal variation.

bayucca
bayucca 8 years ago

Nuwan, is this second + from you? Would you confirm Doris??

bayucca
bayucca 8 years ago

It is definitely an Araschnia sp., and I think it might be Araschnia doris. But it need verification since Araschnia is an extremely variable genus. My own Map butterfly from Switzerland, Araschnia levana, has even 2 completely different forms (spring and summer forms). There is not much info about Chinese Araschnia sp. around.

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都江堰市, 四川 (Sichuan), Paracel Islands

Spotted on Aug 17, 2012
Submitted on Oct 5, 2012

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