15 Jan 2021

Guineafowl – Jabal Fayfa

Whilst birding the Jabal Fayfa I saw a Guineafowl butterfly Hamanumida Daedalus. The guineafowl butterfly, is a butterfly of the family Nymphalidae and only member of the genus Hamanumida. It is found in the Afrotropical realm (Natal, Swaziland, Transvaal, Mozambique, Rhodesia, Botswana, tropical Africa (dry lowland areas) and southwest Arabia). The wingspan is 55–65 mm for males and 60–78 mm for females. Adults are on wing year-round, with peaks in midwinter and summer. The larvae feed on Combretum and Terminalia species. This was the first time I had seen this butterfly in Saudi Arabia.
Guineafowl

Guineafowl

Guineafowl

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