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Twin Dotted Border

Mylothris rueppellii haemus

Description:

small butterfly, Piedidae family

Habitat:

evergreen rainforest, 1500m

Notes:

I spotted this in the Bvumba mountains.

1 Species ID Suggestions

bayucca
bayucca 7 years ago
Rüppell's Dotted Border or Twin Dotted Border
Mylothris rueppellii haemus https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/57/GroseSmithKirby1892RhopExotPierinaeMylothrisI.jpg


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7 Comments

Dan Doucette
Dan Doucette 6 years ago

Thanks Martin, yes they do.

MartinL
MartinL 7 years ago

Nice shot Dan.
They seem to be blushing.

Dan Doucette
Dan Doucette 7 years ago

That looks good to my bayucca, thanks! Thank you Rieko!

RiekoS
RiekoS 7 years ago

Beautiful!

bayucca
bayucca 7 years ago

Pieridae, Pierinae, Pierini, Pierina, Mylothris rueppellii.

Tough one! I think we discussed this earlier. I remember I was quite busy, I proposed Mylothris agathina and you asked, waht about Mylothris poppea. But I completely forgot this one.

In the meanwhile I checked them again, and I know I play again a risky game, but I think it is neither Agathina nor Poppea, but Mylothris rueppellii.
http://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/148352-M...
https://www.flickr.com/search/?w=all&...
https://www.flickr.com/photos/puffinbyte...
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mylothris_...
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:...
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:...

And I noticed that my old Guide of Butterflies of Rhodesia is not much of help...

What do you think, Dan?

Dan Doucette
Dan Doucette 7 years ago

Thanks Dr!

DrNamgyalT.Sherpa
DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 7 years ago

Dan, this's a fantastic photo of a fantastic spotting!

Dan Doucette
Spotted by
Dan Doucette

Masvingo Province, Zimbabwe

Spotted on Feb 11, 2015
Submitted on Jul 24, 2015

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