Tuesday, May 7, 2013

The Intricate Jester, Symbrenthia hypathia chersonesia (Fruhstorfer)

There are a few species of Symbrenthias but this one is the only with a noticeable ocelli on the inside of its hindwings. This is the commonest member of the genus Symbrenthia in Raub.

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






 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


S1
S1


S3


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


S1


S2S2S2


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








S1






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














I almost gave this one a miss thinking it was a Neptis but on closer observation found that it had a tail and unusually marked undersides. This is my first encounter with the not-so-common Intricate Jester. Unfortunately, as I was trying to get better shots of the insect, farmers on motorbikes zoomed passed the trail and disturbed my session...the photos were taken on 01 May 2013 @ 10:26 am.

Deeper into the usual trek and one week later, I chanced upon another specimen (11 May 2013 @ noon).




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This one came right out to the roadside by a pile of dried leaves: 22 September 2013 @ 13:25

 11:17

11:18

18 May 2014 @ 11:53

12:47



Above 3 photos 18 May 2014 @ 12:50

20 June 2014 @ 13:44

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