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Identification,Observation and conservation of Butterflies of Nigeria

Identification,Observation and conservation of Butterflies of Nigeria

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  • 1. ButterfliesOf NigeriaRobert Warren
  • 2. Gangirwal: Nigeria’shighest mountain,and home toColias electo: TheAfrican CloudedYellow
  • 3. IDENTIFICATION 1IDENTIFICATION 1
  • 4. MIMICRYModels on the leftMimics on the right
  • 5. IDENTIFICATION 1OBSERVATION
  • 6. The better you have of thefollowing, the more butterfliesyou will see:1. Sun2. Water3. Quiet4. Habitat5. Food (Bait)
  • 7. IDENTIFICATION 1IDENTIFICATION 2
  • 8. Skippers: small, fastand whirry.‘Odd’-looking (closerto moths), and with ahook on end of theantennae.The African GiantSkipper(Pyrrhochalcia iphis)is common in Lekki
  • 9. Swordtails: large butterflies with verylong tails. Fond of ‘mud-puddling’Graphium policenes: The CommonStriped Swordtail
  • 10. Sailers: Black and whiteBrush-foots with adistinctive flight pattern39 species in West Africa,all of which look similar,and some of which canlook identical!How do we know they aredifferent species? What isa species?
  • 11. Acraea (pl. Acraeidae):Brush-foots with longforewings. Many arepartially transparent(‘Glass-wings’)Almost all Acraeidae arefound in Africa
  • 12. IDENTIFICATION 1CONSERVATION
  • 13. Gashaka & Mambilla OkwangwoIITA Omo Oban Okomu
  • 14. Rhoko Forest: protected by CERCOPAN and the community of Iko Esai New Ekuri
  • 15. Butterfly Species Accumulation Curve for Rhoko Forest 500 450 400 350 300 250 200 150 100 50 0 0 20 40 60 80 100 120 140 160 180
  • 16. IDENTIFICATION 1EXAM TIME!