Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Butterfly: Ryukyu Hime Janome (リュウキュウヒメジャノメ)
Finally, there has been a positive identification made on this butterfly.
It's a Mycalesis madjicosa or, Ryukyu Hime Janome.
Probably, none of the scientists, online, have spent much time in the Ryukyu Islands.
And, that may be why none of them answered when I asked for help.
Sometimes, you have better luck, talking to street people.
But, that wasn't how I got the ID today.
What I did, was take the wife on a little date. We went to the Kin Town Library.
See, I had some overdue books to return.
She does a lot better explaining those sort of things, than I do.
So, while the gals were busy at the counter, I went and looked at pictures in a book.
There it was, a picture of this butterfly !
They had the Latin name and リュウキュウヒメジャノメ in the caption.
Man, I could hardly wait for our date to get over, I was so excited.
Just kidding !
As soon as I got back to the office, I did some verification.
This butterfly is a Ryukyu Hime Janome for sure.