Sunday, September 25, 2016

The Pointed Pierrot, Niphanda cymbia cymbia (de Nicéville)

Generally rare and may be overlooked due to its drab appearance ressembling a worn Castalius rosimon in flight. Prefers more open environmemt at the edge of the forest.

Habitat indicator
RSP
WV
PG
VF
FTR
SC
LWDF
LWPF
LMEF
UMN
MN






 x





Frequency observation chart: (S marks the usual occurences, H marks an unusually high occurence, F for first record)

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 S1(F)




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Above pictures of a female: 16 Sept 2016 @ 11:30

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Mycalesis patiana (Eliot)

Uncommon denizen of deep undergrowths. Can be differentiated from M. anapita by its deeper russet brown undersides, a darkened apical patch on the forewing underside. On the uppersides, the black wing borders are wider and touch the ocelli which is not white-ringed like in M. anapita.

Habitat indicator
RSP
WV
PG
VF
FTR
SC
LWDF
LWPF
LMEF
UMN
MN







 x




Frequency observation chart: (S marks the usual occurences, H marks an unusually high occurence, F for first record)

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 S2




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 S2

S2





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A worn specimen from S2: 21 Sep 2015 @ 14:18





Above pictures of a male: 01 June 2016 @ 13:30

Sunday, August 28, 2016

The Banded Marquis, Bassarona teuta goodrichi

Rare localised species of the lowland forest. Very skittish insect and are usually seen attracted to rotting fruits on the forest floor. Males sometimes come down to moist spots on sunny late mornings along forest paths.

Habitat indicator
RSP
WV
PG
VF
FTR
SC
LWDF
LWPF
LMEF
UMN
MN







 x




Frequency observation chart: (S marks the usual occurences, H marks an unusually high occurence, F for first record)

2016
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Feb
Mac
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 S2
S2
S2




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Above pictures record shots of a male: 03 July 2016 @ 13:16

 12:23

12:24

 12:24

12:24
Above photos 09 July 2016





Above photos of a male: 27 August 2016 @ 13;47