Wednesday, May 15, 2013

The Common Caerulean, Jamides celeno aelianus (Fabricius)

This is a common butterfly in all habitat, found often on flowering roadside shrubs as well as open places on the forest's fringes. They can be locally abundant when its food plant, Saracca is growing in the vicinity.

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


S
S
S
S
S
S

2013
2014
Nov
Dec
Jan
Feb
Mac
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
S
SSSSSSSSSSS
2014
2015
Nov
Dec
Jan
Feb
Mac
Apr
May
June
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
S
S
S
S
S
S
S
S
S
S
S
S
S
S
2016
Jan
Feb
Mac
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
S1












12 August 2013 @ 13:35



Above 3 photos 13 August 2013 @ 15:16 from a completely different location.

11 May 2013 @ 10:40

27 December 2013 @ 13:16



Above 2 photos 13 Apr 2014 @ 10:38


Above photos of a mating pair: 26 Jul 2014 @ 12:15

10 Aug 2014 @ 11:38

03 Jan 2015 @ 14:36




Above photos 04 Apr 2015 @ 12:08

a male from S11: 31 Oct 2015 @ 10:26

16 Jan 2016 @ 13:29


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Below are surprising find of a dry-season form (?) in the midst of the wet season in 2015:


11 Dec 2015 @ 11:13 (S4)

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