Monday, June 10, 2013

Laringa castelnaui castelnaui (C. & R. Felder)

Rare and restricted to mid elevation in Raub. The insect display sexual dimorphism whereby males and females are marked differently: the uppersides of the males are completely blue while the female is brown with darker brown striaes.

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











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



S3





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


S3








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









S3




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






S2







This female was seen visiting a small tree on 09 June 2013 @ 12:15. The blue male was observed in the same vicinity but was not succesfully photographed.


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17 Jan 2014 @ 13:25

19 Jan 2014 @ 11:22

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The cobalt blue male is a butterfly of unusual beauty...


Above pictures 03 July 2016 @ 12:30. They are normally found at mid elevation but this male came to lower elevation along a deeply wooded forest trail.

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