Saturday, June 15, 2013

The Chocolate Tiger, Parantica melaneus sinopion (Fruhstorfer)

This is a common butterfly of the hills and in the region of Raub, descending to about just the lowest about 500 M. It is not found in the lower valley of the region. It is instantly recognisable by its large semi-transparent blue-spoted wings lined with dark chocolate brown and a rather yellowish brown abdomen that is visible in flight.

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








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Frequency observation chart: (x marks the usual occurences, H marks an unusually high occurence, F for first record)
2013
Mac
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct



H
S5




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

S5
S5




S5S5
2014
2015
Nov
Dec
Jan
Feb
Mac
Apr
May
June
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec

S8





S5



S5
S5
S3S5
2016
Jan
Feb
Mac
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec




S5










The male was attracted to the dried plant of the White Snakeroot, Ageratina altissima which is commonly found growing wild along the roadsides in Malaysia. Above 3 photos from the roadside in the Telekom Loop, Fraser's Hills 12 June 2013 @ 12:17.


Above 2 photos from the way down to Jeriau, Fraser's Hills 14 June 2013 @ 11:33.

A male from Gunung Brinchang: 14 Dec 2014 @ 11:49

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