ID Kenyan skipper

Nigel Venters venters at
Tue Jun 8 13:48:41 EDT 1999

Thank you for this mail, I know African Danaus chrysippus very well having
lived in Africa for 10 years. Danaus chrysippus occurs in 4 principle forms
in Africa (Some intermediates also) They are D.c. chrysippus... with black
and white markings on wing tips & orange hindwing.    D.c. and white marking on wing tips but large white patch on
hindwing.   D.c. dorippus....Orange forewing, no black and white spots and
orange hindwing... (Note underside may also indicate suggestion of white)
This was the specimen photographed. and finally D.c. albinus... Orange
forewing & large white patch on hindwing... (This shows through underside
very strongly) 
Hope this helps clear this matter up.

Stanley Cabigas <juwaki at> wrote in article
<000101beb0ea$7b8c9840$26f717d2 at kilimanjaro>...
> Well, actually, I was wrong in giving the subspecies name as D. c.
> chrysippus Linnaeus. That is for what occurs here in the Philippines. Mr.
> Nigel may be correct in saying it as form dorippus. My apologies.
> Stanley
> juwaki at
> -----Original Message-----
> From:	owner-leps-l at [mailto:owner-leps-l at] On
> Behalf Of Cameron
> Sent:	Monday, June 07, 1999 2:26 AM
> To:	leps-l at
> Subject:	Re: ID Kenyan skipper
> Thanks to all who replied, both publically and privatly.  The
> consus is that I can't tell hooked antanae, and that it is a Danaus
> chrysippus, though there is some disagreement about subspecies.
> The photo was backlit, shot in Amboselli national park, I think, and it
> would have been in Feb or March.
> Thanks again all.
> Cameron
> Cameron wrote in message <3753538e at>...
> >
> >Theres a Kenyan fluttery on this page, can anyone tell me what it is?
> >thanks,
> >Cameron
> >
> >

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