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Two-tailed Pasha

Charaxes jasius

Description:

A big and heavy butterfly about the size of a closed fist. Very warm colours ranging from orange to deep-red with streaks of white and black. Hary body with thick legs.

Habitat:

Mountain top. Found during the summer.

Notes:

Seemed somewhat old due to it's damaged wings.

1 Species ID Suggestions

1Sarah2
1Sarah2 9 years ago
White-barred Emperor
Charaxes brutus natalensis Charaxes brutus


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16 Comments

typhonragewind
typhonragewind 9 years ago

Got it, thanks :)

1Sarah2
1Sarah2 9 years ago

Let's try it another way. Select Missions (way up at the top of the screen) and then go to Local. If you search on Portugal or Europe, you do not see the Great Pollinator Project, so I thought it was not applicable. I see that you can select it anyway! In order to request a pollinator project for Europe refer to the FAQ page under Getting Involved in Missions.

Dangermouse
Dangermouse 9 years ago

De nada. :) Yours does seem to have seen some action! Still a great spotting, though.

typhonragewind
typhonragewind 9 years ago

Nice, thanks :D

Also your specimen is in much better condition than mine :P

Dangermouse
Dangermouse 9 years ago

http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/4959... - Pollinator mission.
http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/692... - my spotting of this fellar, from south Portugal, near Faro. :)

typhonragewind
typhonragewind 9 years ago

@Dangermouse

Thanks :)

typhonragewind
typhonragewind 9 years ago

also, i couldn't fin the pollinator mission....how do i request it ?

Dangermouse
Dangermouse 9 years ago

I was just about to say that looks like a two-tailed pasha. :) Only because I spotted one a few weeks ago. Beautiful butterfly, great spotting. :)

typhonragewind
typhonragewind 9 years ago

You're right, it seems to be the two-tailed pasha, specially because of the eyes and wing shape/angle

1Sarah2
1Sarah2 9 years ago

If you look over at the relating spottings, you'll notice the two-tailed pasha that looks amazingly like the white-barred emperor. It, however, would get rid of that nasty range issue we discussed. Check it out, but switching the ID seems reasonable.

1Sarah2
1Sarah2 9 years ago

I am sometimes unsure of which projects are visible to people in other areas. Check if the Great Pollinator Project is available to you. (It may be a local project only.) If it is available, you could add all of you butterflies to it. If it is not, you can always request a pollinator project for Europe.

typhonragewind
typhonragewind 9 years ago

@1Sarah2

Don't worry and thanks again for the help :).

1Sarah2
1Sarah2 9 years ago

Happy to help as I can. But is the rainy season and I have a (gasp) tower and not a laptop or smartphone. The lightning is playing havoc with my time on Project Noah. In fact, it is about to rain again.

typhonragewind
typhonragewind 9 years ago

@1Sarah2

perhaps you can help me identify the other butterfly i have on my spottings, since i found nearby this one

typhonragewind
typhonragewind 9 years ago

The patterns match perfectly with your suggestion, but it is really strange that i found it in the north of my country....specially in a zone that is windy cold.

1Sarah2
1Sarah2 9 years ago

With that suggestion, I will readily admit that I have an Africa to Europe range issue.

typhonragewind
Spotted by
typhonragewind

Viseu, Portugal

Spotted on Jun 18, 2010
Submitted on Aug 28, 2011

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