Some Nymphalidae seen near WRC

The Monarch (Danaus plexippus) (f) at Windsor (27/12/99)
The Danaid Eggfly(Hypolimnas misippus). The photo on the right is of a male at Silver Sands (22/11/99): the female is shown on the left and is strikingly different and substantially larger. There is an interesting "detective story" behind this. This is an "Old World" butterfly which was probably introduced to the Americas with the slave trade. There are several forms of female in the Old World and each mimics a locally common Monarch butterfly. But, in the New World, the female does NOT resemble the local Danaid (shown above). It in fact resembles the Old World Danaus chrysippus and the conclusion is that it evolved in the Old World.
The Many-Banded Daggertail (Marpesia chiron) at Windsor (24/11/99)
Antillean Malachite (Siproeta stelenes stelenes) at Windsor (21/11/99) is a medium size brown-black butterfly with large areas of translucent green.
Caribbean Buckeye (Junonia evarete zonalis) at Windsor (8/11/99-left) and 12/11/00-right)
The Tropical Fritillary(Euptoieta hegesia hegesia) at Silver Sands
The Jamaican White Peacock (Anartia jatrophae jamaicensis) Although the species seems to prefer dry areas, both photos on the right were taken at Windsor on 8th June 2000 during a lull in the rainy season. It seems that there may be seasonal variation so please advise us if you note any substantial differences.
The Jamaican Admiral (Adelpha abyla ) Seen at Windsor on 7th Sept 2001.
The Jamaican Reflecting Butterfly (Doxocopa laure fabricii). Seen at Windsor on 8th Oct 2004, feasting on fermenting coffee. Easily confused on the wing with Adelpha abyla (above)

The Cadmus (Historis acheronta cadmus) at Windsor on 16/12/000 (left upper photo). When settled, it keeps its wings closed. Our observations showed it flying low (contrary to Brown and Heineman) and alighting on various non-biological objects: pipes, a tractor before settling on the leaf of a "swivel " orange tree.
The lower photo was taken with a flash and shows the intricacy of the colour patterns.
The Jamaican Satyr (Calisto zangis) at Windsor on 07/05/01 sitting on leaf litter where its camouflage really works.
This is the only Satyr found on Jamaica and is one of our endemic species.
Julia (Dryas iulia delila) at Windsor (8/11/99)
The Tropical Silverspot (Dione (Agraulis) vanillae insularis): at Windsor, 12/11/00

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