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Large Salmon Arab

Colotis fausta

Description:

about 3 cm in length, light green with yellow spots outlined in red

Habitat:

spotted on the caper bush in my desert garden

1 Species ID Suggestions

well-marked Large Salmon Arab
Colotis fausta well-marked Large Salmon Arab


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8 Comments

Bernadette S
Bernadette S 4 years ago

Thank you so much for your help, Keith!

EarlyStages
EarlyStages 4 years ago

Determination based upon location, hostplant, abundance, and comparative photos provided to Bernadette privately.

Bernadette S
Bernadette S 5 years ago

A genus name would be helpful; the list of butterflies in Egypt is quite small. Sinai even smaller. And after telling you that I haven't seen these cats this year....I found 3 on my caper bush this morning! All about 2 cm in length, a couple with very small spots. Will try to capture some new images later.

EarlyStages
EarlyStages 5 years ago

Yes, I recognize the genus, but need to know a bit more before deciding the most likely species. Thus, rather than keep commenting here, I'll contact you directly through email.

Bernadette S
Bernadette S 5 years ago

It was smaller, maybe 1 cm smaller. But I guess I thought because the spots were smaller that is was an earlier instar.

EarlyStages
EarlyStages 5 years ago

Bernadette, why do you say "earlier stage"? Was the cat in the two right-hand photos much smaller than 3 cm?

Bernadette S
Bernadette S 5 years ago

Hi EarlyStages, I 've added a couple of shots of what might - or might not - be the same species at an earlier stage. Not sure if they're helpful. I know all of the cats that like my caper except for this one! Which I haven't seen this year....would appreciate any help you could give in pointing me in the right direction!

EarlyStages
EarlyStages 5 years ago

Hi Bernadette, any other shots from different angles?

Bernadette S
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Bernadette S

دهب, جنوب سيناء, Egypt

Spotted on Dec 1, 2013
Submitted on Aug 12, 2014

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