Butterflies from Kenya 

by Regitze Enoksen

first update d. 7 february 2022

  last update d. 11 march 2022

Squinting Bush Brown, Bicyclus anynana (Butler, 1879).  Nairobi, Kenya february 2022. Photographer: Regitze EnoksenAfrican Apefly, Spalgis lemolea (Druce, 1890). Nairobi, Kenya february 2022. Photographer: Regitze Enoksen

Squinting Bush Brown, Bicyclus anynana (Butler, 1879) and African Apefly, Spalgis lemolea (Druce, 1890).
Nairobi, Kenya
february 2022. Photographer: Regitze Enoksen

Abyssiniansk Admiral, Vanessa abyssinica (Felder & Felder, 1867). Naivasha national park, Kenya february 7, 2022. Photographer: Regitze EnoksenAbyssiniansk Admiral, Vanessa abyssinica (Felder & Felder, 1867). Naivasha national park, Kenya february 7, 2022. Photographer: Regitze Enoksen

Abyssinian Admiral, Vanessa abyssinica (Felder & Felder, 1867).
Naivasha national park, Kenya
february 7, 2022. Photographer: Regitze Enoksen

Abyssinian Admiral, Vanessa abyssinica (Felder & Felder, 1867)
which looks like our european
red admiral.

Distribution: found in Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Habitat: Mountain forests.

Foodplant: The larvae feed on Maasai Nettle, Urtica massacica and Stinging Nettle Tree, Obetia pinnatifida.

Mimik, Hypolimnas misippus (Linnaeus, 1764) female. Paje, Unguja, Zanzibar, Tanzania medio february, 2022. Photographer: Regitze EnoksenMimik, Hypolimnas misippus (Linnaeus, 1764) male. Masai Mara Wildlife Reserves, SW Kenya medio february, 2022. Photographer: Regitze Enoksen

Mimic, Hypolimnas misippus (Linnaeus, 1764) female.
Paje, Unguja, Zanzibar, Tanzania
medio february, 2022.
Photographer:
Regitze Enoksen
Mimic, Hypolimnas misippus (Linnaeus, 1764) male.
Masai Mara Wildlife Reserves, SW Kenya
medio february, 2022.
Photographer:
Regitze Enoksen

Wandering Donkey Acraea, Acraea neobule (Doubleday 1847). Paje, Unguja, Zanzibar, Tanzania medio february, 2022. Photographer: Regitze Enoksen

Wandering Donkey Acraea, Acraea neobule (Doubleday 1847).
Paje, Unguja, Zanzibar, Tanzania
medio february, 2022. Photographer: Regitze Enoksen

African Migrant, Catopsilia florella (Fabricius, 1775) male. Paje, Unguja, Zanzibar, Tanzania medio february, 2022. Photographer: Regitze Enoksen

African MigrantCatopsilia florella (Fabricius, 1775) male.
Paje, Unguja, Zanzibar,
Tanzania medio february, 2022. Photographer: Regitze Enoksen

African Common White or African Caper, Belenois creona (Cramer, 1776) female. Paje, Unguja, Zanzibar, Tanzania medio february, 2022. Photographer: Regitze Enoksen

African Common White or African Caper, Belenois creona (Cramer, 1776) female.
Paje, Unguja, Zanzibar,
Tanzania medio february, 2022. Photographer: Regitze Enoksen

Jeannel's Blue, Leptotes jeanneli (Stempffer, 1935). Paje, Unguja, Zanzibar, Tanzania medio february, 2022. Photographer: Regitze Enoksen

Jeannel's Blue, Leptotes jeanneli (Stempffer, 1935).
Paje, Unguja, Zanzibar,
Tanzania medio february, 2022. Photographer: Regitze Enoksen

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Butterflies from Uganda 

by Regitze Enoksen

first update d. 18 december 2017

  last update d. 18 december 2017

Citrus Swallowtail, Papilio demodocus (Esper, 1798). Uganda d. 28 november 2017. Fotograf: Regitze EnoksenCitrus Swallowtail, Papilio demodocus (Esper, 1798). Uganda d. 28 november 2017. Fotograf: Regitze Enoksen

Citrus Swallowtail, Papilio demodocus (Esper, 1798). Uganda november 28, 2017. Photographer: Regitze Enoksen

Striped Policeman, Coeliades forestan (Stoll, 1782). Uganda d. 19 november 2017. Fotograf: Regitze EnoksenAfrican Apefly, Spalgis lemolea (Druce, 1890). Uganda d. 19 november 2017. Fotograf: Regitze Enoksen

Striped Policeman, Coeliades forestan (Stoll, 1782) and African Apefly, Spalgis lemolea (Druce, 1890).
Uganda
november 19, 2017. Photographer: Regitze Enoksen

African Grass Blue, Zizeeria knysna (Stoll, 1790). Uganda d. 22 november 2017. Fotograf: Regitze EnoksenAfrican Grass Blue, Zizeeria knysna (Stoll, 1790). Uganda d. 22 november 2017. Fotograf: Regitze Enoksen

African Grass Blue, Zizeeria knysna (Stoll, 1790). Uganda november 22, 2017. Photographer: Regitze Enoksen

Darker Commodore, Precis antilope (Feisthamel, 1850). Uganda d. 23 november 2017. Fotograf: Regitze EnoksenLittle Pansy, Junonia sophia (Fabricius, 1793). Uganda d. 23 november 2017. Fotograf: Regitze Enoksen

Darker Commodore, Precis antilope (Feisthamel, 1850) and Little Pansy, Junonia sophia (Fabricius, 1793).
Uganda
november 23, 2017. Photographer: Regitze Enoksen

Blue Pansy, Junonia oenone (Linnaeus, 1758). Uganda d. 28 november 2017. Fotograf: Regitze Enoksen

Blue Pansy, Junonia oenone (Linnaeus, 1758). Uganda november 28, 2017. Photographer: Regitze Enoksen

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Stealth

d. 27 november 2018

Common Emporer, Bunaea alcinoe (Stoll, 1870). Shangri La-estate, Karatu, Tanzania d. 5 november 2018. Fotograf; Christian Kelsen

Common Emporer, Bunaea alcinoe (Stoll, 1870). Shangri La-estate, Karatu, Tanzania d. 5 november 2018. Fotograf; Christian Kelsen

At de fleste natsværmere kan høre flagermus ekkolokation/ biologisk sonar er kendt, hvor de fleste ugler, Noctuidae lader sig falde ned som døde blade når de høre flagermus.
At flere
tigerspinder, Erebidae klikker tilbage advarsels lyde som værn imod flagermus opdagede man i 2016.
Og at
aftensværmere, Sphingidae jammer flagermus lyd opdagede man for nyligt.

Men at flere spindere som
natpåfugleøjer, Saturniidae ved deres skæl's form og struktur på vinger og krop skaber et akustisk kamuflage /stealth som værn imod flagermus. Det var da spændende nyt.

Forskere som Thomas Neil fra University of Bristol i UK studerer, hvordan natsværmere har udviklet passive forsvar over millioner af år for at modstå deres primære rovdyr flagermus.
Acoustical Society of America Nov. 6, 2018.

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