Monday, June 10, 2013

The Common Faun, Faunis canens arcesilas (Stichel)

This is a common insect of the undergrowth where ginger plants abound. It has unusually coloured blue turquoise eyes which is also seen in the Genus Melanocyma.

Habitat indicator

RSP
WV
PG
VF
FTR
SC
LWDF
LWPF
LMEF
UMN
MN





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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
S1




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




S1S2





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



S1
S1





S2
S4


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

S3
S2










10 June 2013 @ 12:21.(S3)


In the deep shades during the dry season, 27 July 2013 @ 11:26. (S1)

This one actually came out to puddle in an open stream but took immediately to its wings in reaction to the camera's flash...01 March 2014 @ 11:48. (S1)


Attracted to rotting banana: 15 Mac 2015 @ 13:21 (S1)

20 Sep 2015 @ 11:16 (S2)

14 Mac 2016 @ 13:57

 12:50

12:51
Above photos 15 Mac 2016

17 Mac 2016 @ 12:44

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a duskier dry season form: 15 Mac 2016 @ 11:23

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A slightly smaller species is Faunis gracilis (Butler), commoner and are found in the same localities.

07 August 2013 @ 12:37

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