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Red Clear-wing butterfly (Acraea masamba) - sideview, on Nosy Mangabe It is quite small but it caught my attention when it was flying and reflecting light. Acraea masamba,Africa,Geotagged,Madagascar,Madagascar North,Nosy Mangabe,Spring,World Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

Red Clear-wing butterfly (Acraea masamba) - sideview, on Nosy Mangabe

It is quite small but it caught my attention when it was flying and reflecting light.

    comments (13)

  1. This is a beautiful butterfly but it is not Acraea lia. I think this is Acraea masamba.
    http://discover.odai.yale.edu/ydc/Record/2550106
    http://www.acraea.com/php/photomin.php?index=masamba
    Posted 3 years ago, modified 3 years ago
    1. You are probably right, but what gives it away? Posted 3 years ago
      1. The references look different and it seems that the reference above is not Acraea lia either. Anyway, they both have a row of dark orange/red spots along the edge of the hindwing that this one doesn't.
        http://www.acraea.com/php/photomin.php?index=lia
        http://www.boldsystems.org/index.php/Taxbrowser_Taxonpage?taxid=273837
        Posted 3 years ago
        1. Thanks for the research, wildflower! Posted 3 years ago
  2. Beautiful photo, and butterfly. Great colors. Posted 3 years ago
    1. Thank you! Posted 3 years ago
  3. most beautiful* Posted 3 years ago
  4. Excellent capture! very nice DOF Posted 3 years ago
    1. Thanks, Stephen! Posted 3 years ago
  5. Absolutely beautiful !!! Posted 3 years ago
    1. Thanks! Posted 3 years ago
  6. Love the colours on this one Ferdy - as above, stunning. Posted 3 years ago
    1. Thank you :) I actually like the transparent part even more, in the sense that only a few butterflies have it. Posted 3 years ago

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''Acraea masamba '' is a butterfly in the Nymphalidae family. It is found on Madagascar. The habitat consists of forests.

Similar species: Moths And Butterflies
Species identified by WildFlower
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By Ferdy Christant

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Uploaded Nov 5, 2015. Captured Oct 1, 2015 09:02 in 5, Madagascar.
  • NIKON D800
  • f/5.6
  • 1/200s
  • ISO250
  • 400mm