Friday, October 24, 2008
The Forest Butterflies
By far the most common butterfly species we saw were from the Satyridae family: Browns and Arguses. They are usually small, brown and grey with eye spots and as they are not powerful fliers stay close to the ground making them easy to miss! 2 species in particular were often hard to tell apart, Ypthima imitans and Ypthima baldus. Luckily each team had at least 1 experienced scientist with them to help with the identification.