World Butterfly Identification Service
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.
I 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 website.
Here is how it works :
Send your photos ( one species per message please ) to adrianhoskins@hotmail.co.uk.
Please provide 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" ).
After identifying 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 a fee.
If I use your image on the website I will waive the fee and credit your name & copyright.

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.



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