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Light Brown Forester

Bebearia zonara


The fritillary-like pattern of the butterfly illustrated above is typical of many of the smaller Bebearia males, although in most others the ground colour is darker and duller than in zonara. The female is larger than the male, and different in appearance, having a brown and cream Catuna-like pattern.




I spotted this in Bobiri Forest reserve, a few hours from Kumasi.

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dandoucette 8 years ago

That sounds like a good idea to cross check species from learnaboutbutterflies. I will try that, thanks. Searching in French too probably brings a different variety of results.

DanielePralong 8 years ago

I'm afraid I haven't found any other good online resource for African butterflies... but there could well be one. When I see something close I Google search images for the species just in case the pic on is not representative. If it may help, for all African species I also search in French, as this brings extra pics and info at least for North and West Africa.

dandoucette 8 years ago

I still have a few more butterflies from Africa to upload. Are you using any other sites besides learnaboutbutterlies?

DanielePralong 8 years ago

You're welcome Dan. I've just been going through African butterflies as I still have two non-IDed ones. Still haven't found them, but thought I had seen yours. That's the way Noah works!

dandoucette 8 years ago

Thanks Daniele. I identified many butterflies with the, it is an amazing reference tool. I must have passed over this one because it doesn't look as bright. Maybe this is just an old faded individual. The photo in flickr however, looks exactly the same.

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Lat: 6.69, Long: -1.62

Spotted on Dec 20, 2003
Submitted on Jul 20, 2011

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