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

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