juv bfly id

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  1. SteveZi

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    any ideas on the microfly in the back?
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    Looks the same as the one on the left... (just smaller...)
    Where did you catch them?
     
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    Left one is Chaetodon Lunula ( Racoon Butterfly)
    And the right is a tiny as hell Chaetodon Auriga (thread fin butterfly)
    These are the most abundant of the Butterfly specials found in our intertidal areas
    Remember they eat inverts and corals
     
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    I caught them at Cape Agulhas. I'm pretty sure the small one is an auriga but just want a second opinion.
     
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    Auriga.
     
  7. SteveZi

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    the small "auriga" is turning into a vaggie:)

    btw the only abundant bfly down here is C. marleyii, anything else is rare.
     
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