Sunday, May 26, 2013

The Constable, Dichorragia nesimachus deiokes (Fruhstorfer)

Rather rare, strong flyer and is restricted to undisturbed environment. The males are essentially carrion feeders and are attracted to rotting prawns and carcasses. It is an umistakable butterfly with a rather dark blue spotting with a lighter blue spot in between the veins and cell spots of the buff grey wings.

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







 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


S1S3




S3

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




S1S3
S1S2


S3
2014
2015
Nov
Dec
Jan
Feb
Mac
Apr
May
June
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
S3
S3





S3





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




S3







2017
Jan
Feb
Mac
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec




 S1


 S2S3
 S3
S3 



2018
Jan
Feb
Mac
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec













2019
Jan
Feb
Mac
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec













 26 May 2013 @ 10:45

 One without flash...

This is indeed a rather rare butterfly restricted to the deep forest and I have only seen it on a few occassions in the past. This insect was attracted by some bat droppings on the floor of a dilapidated hut. It is a very strong and swift flyer and if there is any indication of it would be an unusual flashes of metallic gunmetal-grey of its uppersides contrasting its very dark cryptic undersides in flight. Lucky me - two Constables came to the exact same spot the next day! Above all 3 photos taken @ 12:15

This fine specimen was taken on 29 May 2013 @ 14:33

30 May 2013 @12:31

Attracted to a piece of dung on a newly opened timber track: 30 May 2014 @ 10:28

31 May 2014 @ 12:18

29 June 2014 @ 11:43

 12:23

12:27
Above 2 photos 29 June 2014

02 Nov 2014 @ 11:17

11 Nov 2014 @ 11:16


Above 2 photos : 22 Nov 2014 @ 13:15

13 Dec 2014 @ 11;12

11 June 2015 @ 11:00

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11:48

12:09
Above photos 22 May 2016

01 Oct 2017 @ 10:32

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