learnaboutbutterflies has access to an extensive library of
books including the entire Butterflies of the
World series by d'Abrera, together with numerous field guides covering individual countries, and monographs
dealing with particular
subfamilies or genera. This enables me to cross check ID's with
several sources to ensure accuracy. I
also liaise with several colleagues who specialise in
certain genera or groups. I addition I have 40 years experience
as a field lepidopterist and I've catalogued the butterfly fauna
for several nature reserves worldwide.
I can accurately
identify almost any butterfly ( including most Hesperiids ) from
any region of the world if you provide a reasonably clear
photograph. All identifications are cross checked to ensure that
the correct and current genus and species name are given.
charge a small fee of £10.00 / 15.00 US dollars per species for this
service, these proceeds going towards the running costs of the
Here is how it works
Send your photos (
one species per message please ) to
details of the country where the butterfly was
photographed. It also helps if you can tell me about the type of
habitat and altitude. If possible please provide
photos of both upperside and underside. Each photo should be
given a reference number ( e.g. "brazil 12345" ).
the species, I'll send a message
requesting your payment. The fee is payable via PayPal
which enables you to pay securely by Visa / MasterCard
/ Amex etc.
Once I receive your
payment I'll reply again, providing you with the
correct family, genus and species name.
If of course I'm
unable to identify the species for any reason I will not charge
If I use your image
on the website I will waive the fee and credit your name &
There are 85 different species in the genus Adelpha, most of which are brown with orange and / or white bands. This is Adelpha jordani, FRUHSTORFER, 1913. It is found in the Amazon rainforests and the lower slopes of the Andes in Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia, where it shares it's habitat with about 40 other Adelpha species.
Habitats - UK / Palaearctic
Moths of the World :
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