Saturday, June 15, 2013

The Common Line-blue, Prosotas nora superdates (Fruhstorfer)

This is a common butterfly to be found in the forested path as well as secondary growth where a big number of males can be found congregating on a moist spot. They are commoner in forested area in comparison to P. dubiosa which tends to be more common in disturbed environment.

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

S
S
S
S
S



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



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






S
S
2016
Jan
Feb
Mac
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
 S
 S
S
 S1 (H)
 S1(H)S3
S1(H)
S
S


S
S

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










Comparing its size to a small sand pebble (forewing span about 10mm). 13 June 2013 @ 13:02. On flash, the undersides of the wings display an almost metallic ochreous golden sheen in the males (picture below).



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15 August 2013 @ 13:24

idem

06 April 2014 @ 13:04

13 April 2014 @ 11:09

A mating pair: 01 May 2014 @ 10:45

18 May 2014 @ 12:18

12:14

12:14
Above photos 04 Apr 2015

14 May 2016 @ 12:41

22 May 2016 @ 11:44

 12:32

12:33
Above photos 18 June 2016

18 Mac 2017 @ 12:37

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