Friday, May 31, 2013

The Purple Bush Brown, Mycalesis orseis nautilus (Butler)

This among many species of Bush Browns are difficult to tell apart and this particular has uniform submarginal ocelli. The wings has a purple washed-out tint, especially in pristine specimens.

Habitat indicator

RSP
WV
PG
VF
FTR
SC
LWDF
LWPF
LMEF
UMN
MN





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Frequency observation chart: (S marks the usual occurences, H marks an unusually high occurence, F for first record)
2013
Mac
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct


S3
S1



S3

2013
2014
Nov
Dec
Jan
Feb
Mac
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct


S1








2014
2015
Nov
Dec
Jan
Feb
Mac
Apr
May
June
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec

S6









S2

S3
2016
Jan
Feb
Mac
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
S3














All photos from  31 May 2013 @ 13:14.

05 October 2013 @  16:53

12 Jan 2014 @ 12:01


Above 2 photos 23 Dec 2014 @ 17:21 - it was found on a small piece of wasteland just behind my house!

09 Jan 2016 @ 13:27

The Great Evening Brown, Melanitis zitenius auletes (Fruhstorfer)

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)
2013
Mac
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct


S3



S3


2013
2014
Nov
Dec
Jan
Feb
Mac
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct


S3








2014
2015
Nov
Dec
Jan
Feb
Mac
Apr
May
June
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec














2016
Jan
Feb
Mac
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
S3
S3













Above two photos are of Melanitis zitenus auletes (Fruhstorfer), recognisable by its pointier forewing apex and tail ends, and is decidedly a larger insect compared to M. leda and is restricted only to the forest. In flight, the female can be identified by a pair of orange subapical fascia on the forewing (which is the case in the photographed specimen). 30 May 2013 @ 9:09.


A female photographed on 22 September 2013 @ 11:36

05 Jan 2014 @ 10:05

17 Jan 2016 @ 13:01