Tuesday, May 14, 2013

The Fivebar Swordtail, Graphium (Pathysa) antiphates itamputi (Butler)

This swallowtail is quite common but rather seasonal, being most commonly seen in numbers during the months of March-May, coinciding with the flux of other migratory butterflies like the Lemon Emigrant and the appearance of other Graphium butterflies in moist spots along a jungle trail and recreational areas like waterfalls.

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





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 x
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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
S
S
S
S
S
S



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



SSHSS

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


S
S
S1
S1
S1
S1
S1S2
S1S2


S1
S2
2016
Jan
Feb
Mac
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
S1S3
S3
S1S3
S1(H)
S1S3S5
S1S2S3
S




S20
2017
Jan
Feb
Mac
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
 S20
 S3S20
 S1


S8S5
S5






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













7 April 2013 @ 13:41

A small group on 6 April 2013 @ 12:19

23 March 2013 @ 11:59

12 August 2013 @ 11:58

06 April 2014 @ 11:55

An airborne pair of puddling males: 19 April 2014 @ 13:03

01 May 2014 @ 12:42

12:40

13:41
Above photos from 14 Feb 2015

23 Apr 2016 @ 11:51

19 June 2016 @ 12:01


Above pictures of a male visiting flowers: 22 July 2017 @ 14:07

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