Ghana Butterflies

After much online research and some help from a butterfly guide who works for Ashanti I have finally been able to put a name to all the butterflies we saw in Ghana back in November/December. 

Ghana was excellent for butterflies and we saw loads. Especially good spots were the Bobiri Butterfly Sanctuary and especially the Atewa Range where we were blown away by the variety, many of them quite spectacular. Ashanti run specialised butterfly tours to the country and I can see why. 

Here are the ones I managed to photograph and id. 

                                                                                                                             Blue Diamed
                                                                                                                          Dark Blue Pansy
                                                                                                                               Soldier Pansy
                                                                                                                          Common Ringlet
                                                                                                                                      Plain Tiger
                                                                                                                         Ussher's Palla
                                                                                                                            Light Bush Brown
                                                                                                         Western Yellow-banded Swallowtail
                                                                                                                         Gussfeldt's Ginger White
                                                                                                              Broad-banded Green Swallowtail
                                                                                                                        Forest Glade Nymph
                                                                                                                                Forest Admiral
                                                                                                                       Common Red Glider
                                                                                                                              Small Orange Dancer
                                                                                                                              Western Blue Beauty
                                                                                                                              Common Commodore
                                                                                                        Common White-banded Swallowtail
                                                                                                                        Common Fairy Hairstreak
                                                                                                                        Veronica Nymph
                                                                                                                        Forest Caper White
                                                                                                                            Blood Red Glider
                                                                                                                            Cambridge Vagrant
                                                                                                                           Alicnoe Bermatistes
                                                                                                                              Mocker Swallowtail
                                                                                                                               Widespread Forester
                                                                                                                              African Map Butterfly
                                                                                                                         Veined Swallowtail
                                                                               Long-tailed Striped Swallowtail and Spotted Hairtail
                                                                                                                              Sabine Albatross

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