Wednesday, May 15, 2013

The Malayan Zebra, Graphium (Pathysa) delessertii delessertii (Guérin-Méneville)

This is quite a common insect in wooded countries and can be seen in moist spots with other Pathysas and Graphiums. However, it seldoms gather in large numbers and often, solitary males are seen puddling with other species on a sunny moist spot. They tend to be seasonal at times, mostly commonner in the earlier months of the year from February till May but the congregations may peak from mid February till early March.

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



S1
S1


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



S1HS1HS1S2



S2S2
2014
2015
Nov
Dec
Jan
Feb
Mac
Apr
May
June
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec



S1H
S1
S1




S1S2



2016
Jan
Feb
Mac
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
S1(H)S3S15
S3
S1
S1S3
S1S3
S1S3






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

S3S20 
S1(H)
S
S








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














14 April 2013 @ 14:22




Above 4 photos 12 August 2013 @12:14

01 September 2013 @ 12:30


Above 2 photos 15 September 2013 @ 13:39

 19 Feb 2014 @ 11:15

11:16


Above 2 photos 23 Feb 2014 @ 13:37. There is a surge in numbers, maybe due to weather conditions but at the moment restricted to Pathysa species only (notice there are 4 different species of Pathysas in the photos).


Above pictures of the first arrivals of the season at the debut of the warmer months after the rains: 08 Feb 2015 @ 13:40

Females are uncommonly seen and they tend to keep to the flowering bushes and can be mistaken for an Ideopsis gaura. Above picture 14 Feb 2015 @ 11:49

The congregation starting to build up...14 Feb 2015

Later on in the afternoon...

and the day after...

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S15: 24 Jan 2016 @ 14:59

22 May 2016: 11:35

A male sunning itself: 18 Mac 2017 @ 12:59

25 Mac 2017 @ 13:41

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