Tuesday, May 7, 2013

The Wanderer, Pareronia valeria lutescens (Butler)

The Wanderer, as its eponymic name suggests, is a "wanderer". It is a common butterfly at the forest's edge and sometimes in gardens: it is often seen but hardly photographed because of its habit of not settling even for a brief moment on a flower. However, it is never to be found abundant in any localities.

There isn't any other pierids that has such unusually coloured wings - light caerulean blue with black veins and edges, making it an unmistakable insect even in flight...

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


S1S3
S1S3
S1S3
S1S3



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

S1S3S1S3
S1-3S1-3S1-3S1-3S1-3S1-3S1S3S1S3
2014
2015
Nov
Dec
Jan
Feb
Mac
Apr
May
June
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
S1S3
S1S3
S1-S3
S1-S3
S1-S3
S1-S3
S1-S3
S1-S3
S1-S3
S1-S3
S1-S3

S3
S3
2016
Jan
Feb
Mac
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
S3
S3
S
S
S
S
S
S
S
S
S
S
2017
Jan
Feb
Mac
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
 S
 S
 S
 S
 S
 S
 S



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




















The elusive female - taken on 11 May 2013 in the evening @  16:00

23 December 2013 @ 13:27


Above pictures of a puddling male, a surprising behaviour not seen before this: 24 May 2014@ 11:39

Visiting Bougainvilla flowers: 20 Sep 2015 @ 11:10 (S2)

09 Jan 2016 @ 11:06

11 Feb 2016 @ 11:44

10:26

10:29

 10:27

10:28
Above photos 20 August 2017

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