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The Lolldaiga Hills Research Programme (LHRP) was initiated on 1st August 2013. The goal of the LHRP is to maintain....

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Although additional surveys have yet to be undertaken, there can be no doubt that the Ranch supports well over half of the species of plants and animals present in Laikipia County.

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Lolldaiga Hills Ranch is a 200 km2 (49,000 acre) cattle ranch and wildlife conservancy. Located 20 km north west of Mount Kenya at an altitude of 1,800 – 2,300 m, the Ranch has outstanding views of Mount Kenya and the Aberdares.

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The Lolldaiga Hills Conservation Landscape (LHCL) is comprised of four properties; Lolldaiga (ca. 200 km²), Ole Naishu (ca. 125 km²), Enasoit (ca. 17 km²), and Ol Jogi (ca. 210 km²)...

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Thirteen Species Added to the Lolldaiga Hills Ranch Butterfly List

BMike Roberts, Tom Butynski and Yvonne de Jong, Lolldaiga Hills Research Programme

During 24–26 June 2016, Steve Collins (Director, African Butterfly Research Centre), Bennie Coetzer, and Andre Coetzer (butterfly experts from South Africa), visited Lolldaiga Hills Ranch to join Mike Roberts (General Manager, Lolldaiga Hills Ranch) in advancing the Lolldaiga Hills Ranch Butterfly List. Together, they added 13  species to the Lolldaiga Hills Ranch Butterfly List, bringing the total to 135 species.

Masai cupid (Eicochrysops masai) at Lolldaiga Hills Ranch. Photograph by Mike Roberts

Masai cupid (Eicochrysops masai) on Lolldaiga Hills Ranch. Photograph by Mike Roberts.

Blue pied pierrot (Zintha hintza) at Lolldaiga Hills Ranch. Photograph by Mike Roberts

Blue pied pierrot (Zintha hintza) on Lolldaiga Hills Ranch. Photograph by Mike Roberts.

 

The following are the species new to the list:

Belenois thysa False dotted border
Hypolycaena pachalica Eastern hairstreak
Zintha hintza Blue pied pierrot
Eicochrysops masai Masai cupid
Euchrysops subpallida Aspen smoky blue
Tirumala petiverana African blue tiger
Amauris echeria Chief
Charaxes brutus White-barred charaxes
Precis octavia Gaudy commodore
Antanartia schaeneia Long tailed admiral
Acraea braesia                                                  –
Acraea caecilia          Pink acraea
Celaenorrhinus galenus Orange sprite

Click here to access the current Lolldaiga Hills Ranch Butterfly List

African blue tiger (Tirumala petiverana) on Lolldaiga Hills Ranch. Photograph by Mike Roberts

African blue tiger (Tirumala petiverana) on Lolldaiga Hills Ranch. Photograph by Mike Roberts.

Eastern hairstreak (Hypolycaena pachalica) on Lolldaiga Hills Ranch. Photograph by Mike Roberts

Eastern hairstreak (Hypolycaena pachalica) on Lolldaiga Hills Ranch. Photograph by Mike Roberts.

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