De rerum: an acknowlegement and explanation.
INDEX: Linnaean

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Telchinia encedon - (1) -

This is one of our most common butterflies, and I have been putting off posting it.
It has different forms, some of which I have posted here.
The reddish ochre form (fulva) is our most common form, and mimics the African Monarch. The buff form is fumosa (second and third above, the same individual.) Lastly the white is form lycoides,
Again the species has been moved from the genus Papilio (Linnaeus 1758) to Acraea (Doubleday 1848), to Hyalites (Doubleday 1848) now Telchinia (Hubner 1819.)
See also Telchinia the genus. and Telchinia the next post.

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