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Butterflies and Moths

Since moving to Mozambique I have discovered the beauty of insects, and especially butterflies and moths. One of the joys of photographing these animals, apart from the challenge of stalking them and photographing them in nature, is that one can see details the are otherwise hidden. I hope you enjoy these images and that they will inspire you to start exploring the jungle in your garden and elsewhere. Comments and corrections of my amateurish identifications are very welcome.
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Natal Acraea - Acraea natalica
Natal Acraea - Acraea natalica
Wndow Acraea - Acraea oncaea
Wndow Acraea - Acraea oncaea
Natal Bar - Cigaritis natalensis
Natal Bar - Cigaritis natalensis
Two-phase Emerald - Rhadinomphax  divincta
Two-phase Emerald - Rhadinomphax divincta
Common Scarlet - Axiocerses tjoane tjoane
Common Scarlet - Axiocerses tjoane tjoane
Cambridge Vagrant - Nepheronia thalassina sinalata
Cambridge Vagrant - Nepheronia thalassina sinalata
African Snout Butterfly - Libythea labdaca laius
African Snout Butterfly - Libythea labdaca laius
Pearl-spotted Emperor - Charaxes jahlusa
Pearl-spotted Emperor - Charaxes jahlusa
Gold-banded Forester - Euphreda neophron neophron
Gold-banded Forester - Euphreda neophron neophron
Pearl Spotted Emperor - Charaxes jahlusa & Club-tailed Emperor - Charaxes zoolina zoolina
Pearl Spotted Emperor - Charaxes jahlusa & Club-tailed Emperor - Charaxes zoolina zoolina
Blue-spotted Emperor - Charaxes cithaeron cithaeron
Blue-spotted Emperor - Charaxes cithaeron cithaeron
Blue-spotted Emperor - Charaxes cithaeron cithaeron
Blue-spotted Emperor - Charaxes cithaeron cithaeron
Boisduvals False Acraea - Pseudacraea boisduvalii trimenii.jpg
Boisduvals False Acraea - Pseudacraea boisduvalii trimenii.jpg
African Humming Bird Moth - Macroglossum trochilus
African Humming Bird Moth - Macroglossum trochilus
Common Bee Hawk Moth - Cephonodes hylas virescens
Common Bee Hawk Moth - Cephonodes hylas virescens
Noctuid Moth - Dysgonia derogans
Noctuid Moth - Dysgonia derogans
Natal Acraea - Acraea natalica
Natal Acraea - Acraea natalica
Leucostrophus hirundo
Leucostrophus hirundo
Bushveld Emperor - Charexes aechemenes aechemenes
Bushveld Emperor - Charexes aechemenes aechemenes
Pearl Emperor  - Charexes varanes varanes.jpg
Pearl Emperor - Charexes varanes varanes.jpg
Pearl Emperor  - Charexes varanes varanes.jpg
Pearl Emperor - Charexes varanes varanes.jpg
 Citrus Swallowtail
Citrus Swallowtail
Eyed Pansy
Eyed Pansy
White Ringed Atlas Moth
White Ringed Atlas Moth
Natal Acraea - Mozambique
Natal Acraea - Mozambique
 Natal Acraea - Mozambique
Natal Acraea - Mozambique
 Natal Acraea - Mozambique
Natal Acraea - Mozambique
Natal Acraea - Mozambique
Natal Acraea - Mozambique
 African Monarch
African Monarch
Eyed Pansy
Eyed Pansy
 White Ringed Atlas Moth - Mozambique
White Ringed Atlas Moth - Mozambique
White Ringed Atlas Moth - Chicamba Dam Mozambique.jpg
White Ringed Atlas Moth - Chicamba Dam Mozambique.jpg
 Citrus Swallowtail
Citrus Swallowtail
 Euchromia formosa
Euchromia formosa
Cosmopolitan Hawk Moth - Euchloron megaera
Cosmopolitan Hawk Moth - Euchloron megaera
Club Tailed Charaxes Charexes zoolina zoolina.
Club Tailed Charaxes Charexes zoolina zoolina.
Dotted Blue  - Tarucus sybaris
Dotted Blue - Tarucus sybaris
 Boisduvals False Acraea - Pseudacraea boisduvalii trimenii
Boisduvals False Acraea - Pseudacraea boisduvalii trimenii
Novice Friar - Amauris ochlea
Novice Friar - Amauris ochlea
African Migrant
African Migrant
Blue pansy - Junonia oenene - Rio Savane Mozambique P1350587.JPG
Blue pansy - Junonia oenene - Rio Savane Mozambique P1350587.JPG
Blue pansy - Junonia oenene - Rio Savane Mozambique P1350602.JPG
Blue pansy - Junonia oenene - Rio Savane Mozambique P1350602.JPG
Brown commodore - Junonia natalica natalica - Catapu Mozambique  DSC_6679.JPG
Brown commodore - Junonia natalica natalica - Catapu Mozambique DSC_6679.JPG
Citrus Swallowtail - Papilio demodocus demodocus - Beira MozambiqueDSC_3290.JPG
Citrus Swallowtail - Papilio demodocus demodocus - Beira MozambiqueDSC_3290.JPG
Common bee hawk moth - Cephonodes hylas virescens  - Beira MozambiqueDSC_0474.JPG
Common bee hawk moth - Cephonodes hylas virescens - Beira MozambiqueDSC_0474.JPG
Common bee hawk moth Cephonodes hylas virescens - Beira MozambiqueDSC_0471.JPG
Common bee hawk moth Cephonodes hylas virescens - Beira MozambiqueDSC_0471.JPG
Common Bush Brown - Bicyclus safitza safitza - Catapu Mozambique  DSC_4980 -.JPG
Common Bush Brown - Bicyclus safitza safitza - Catapu Mozambique DSC_4980 -.JPG
Common Bush Brown - Bicyclus safitza safitza - Gorongosa Mozambique  DSC_3973.JPG
Common Bush Brown - Bicyclus safitza safitza - Gorongosa Mozambique DSC_3973.JPG
Common Bush Brown - Bicyclus safitza safitza - Gorongosa Mozambique  DSC_4226.JPG
Common Bush Brown - Bicyclus safitza safitza - Gorongosa Mozambique DSC_4226.JPG
Common Diadem - Hypolimnas misippus - Beira MozambiqueP1340862.JPG
Common Diadem - Hypolimnas misippus - Beira MozambiqueP1340862.JPG
Common Orange Tip - Colotis evenina evenina - Gorongosa Mozambique  DSC_4169.JPG
Common Orange Tip - Colotis evenina evenina - Gorongosa Mozambique DSC_4169.JPG
Common Scarlet - Axiocerses tjoane tjoane - Gorongosa Mozambique  DSC_4163.JPG
Common Scarlet - Axiocerses tjoane tjoane - Gorongosa Mozambique DSC_4163.JPG
Gaika Blue - Zizula hylax - Beira MozambiqueDSC_0504.JPG
Gaika Blue - Zizula hylax - Beira MozambiqueDSC_0504.JPG
 Common Joker - Byblia anvatara acheloia - Rio Savane Mozambique P1350392.JPG
Common Joker - Byblia anvatara acheloia - Rio Savane Mozambique P1350392.JPG
Gold-banded Forester - Euphaedra neophron neophron - Catapu Mozambique  DSC_6949.JPG
Gold-banded Forester - Euphaedra neophron neophron - Catapu Mozambique DSC_6949.JPG
Grass Jewel Blue - Chilades trochylus - Beira Mozambique - DSC_0495.JPG
Grass Jewel Blue - Chilades trochylus - Beira Mozambique - DSC_0495.JPG
Guinea Fowl - Hamanumida daedalus - Catapu Mozambique  DSC_5076.JPG
Guinea Fowl - Hamanumida daedalus - Catapu Mozambique DSC_5076.JPG
Common Smoky Blue - Euchrysops malathana - Mafambice Mozambique  DSC_7137 .JPG
Common Smoky Blue - Euchrysops malathana - Mafambice Mozambique DSC_7137 .JPG
Natal Acraea - Acraea natalica - Catapu Mozambique  DSC_6609.JPG
Natal Acraea - Acraea natalica - Catapu Mozambique DSC_6609.JPG
Pearl Emperor - Charaxes varanes varanes - Mafambice Mozambique  DSC_7138.JPG
Pearl Emperor - Charaxes varanes varanes - Mafambice Mozambique DSC_7138.JPG
Dark Elfin - Sarangesa seineri - Catapu Mozambique  DSC_5147 -.JPG
Dark Elfin - Sarangesa seineri - Catapu Mozambique DSC_5147 -.JPG
Streaked Sailer - Neptis goochii - Gorongosa Mozambique  DSC_4232.JPG
Streaked Sailer - Neptis goochii - Gorongosa Mozambique DSC_4232.JPG
One-pip Policeman  - Coeliades anchises - Beira Mozambique - P1350150.JPG
One-pip Policeman - Coeliades anchises - Beira Mozambique - P1350150.JPG
Striped Policeman -  Coeliades forestan - Beira MozambiqueDSC_0466.JPG
Striped Policeman - Coeliades forestan - Beira MozambiqueDSC_0466.JPG
Vagrant - Mafambice Mozambique  DSC_7114.JPG
Vagrant - Mafambice Mozambique DSC_7114.JPG
Walkers Owl - Erebus macrops - Catapu Mozambique  DSC_6760.JPG
Walkers Owl - Erebus macrops - Catapu Mozambique DSC_6760.JPG
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