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Mass emergence of rainforest butterflies often occur at unpredictable times of the year. .Family: Lepidoptera.Butterflies settle on charcoal from a lightening struck tree and absorb essential minerals trapped within the carbonised wood..The butterfly richest areas of Central Africa are located from Lower Guinea and eastern Congolia. Lower Guinea is an extremely rich region with over 1000 butterfly species and seems to be the centre of dispersal of certain genera: Charaxes, Euphaedra and Pseudacraea. .Many butterflies can remain rare for many years, suddenly appearing en masse and then just as suddenly disappearing again..Lokoue Bai (forest clearing), Odzala-Kokoua National Park, Cuvette, Republic of Congo.
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