Monday, May 27, 2013

The Yellow-barred Pan, Xanthotaenia busiris busiris (Westwood)

This low flying butterfly belongs exclusively to the undergrowth of the forest and can often be seen along jungle trails which cut through bamboo and ginger thickets. It is attracted to dung as well as carrion and on two occasions where it was photographed, it was seen next to a piece of animal dropping. On flight, it is feeble and often settles not far from where it was disturbed.

Habitat indicator
RSP
WV
PG
VF
FTR
SC
LWDF
LWPF
LMEF
UMN
MN
 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
S3






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

S3

S1S2S1S2S1S2



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

S1S3
S1S3
S1


S1
S1




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



 S1-S3
 S1-S3
S1-S3 







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














Above two shots taken on 21 April 2013 @ 11:31.

24 May 2013 @ 11:23


Above 2 photos from a hilly cascade (elevation @ 1900 feet above sea level) 19 August 2012 @ 11:35.

15 December 2013 @ 15:32

This one was puddling in an open moist spot by a stream on a hot day: 09 March 2014 @ 11:30. It later came back to the same spot under full sun.

25 March 2014 @ 11:04

08 Mac 2015 @ 11:46

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LIFE HISTORY
A female was seen laying egg under a wild ginger leaf at mid elevation @ 550M above sea level on 04 June 2016 noon.

above arrow shows where the single egg was laid underneath a wild ginger leaf: 04 June 2016

the freshly laid egg

a few hours later: the egg is translucent white, smooth and is quite large, about < 2mm


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