Tuesday, June 11, 2013

The Magpie Crow, Euploea radamanthus radamanthus (Fabricius)

This is a very common butterfly found in all types of habitats and elevations, the males often seen puddling on moist spots in the open, on rocky places and sometimes even on cement structures. This is probably the first danaid to greet anyone at the entrance to recreational areas.

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


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 x

 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


S
S
S
S
S


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


S

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




S
S
S


S1S2

S4
S3S4S5
2016
Jan
Feb
Mac
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
S1

S1S2S3
S1S2S3
S1S2
S1S2
S2
S2
S2
S17
S3S17
S3S20
2017
Jan
Feb
Mac
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec













2018
Jan
Feb
Mac
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec















The uppersides of the male haave a beautiful blue velvety sheen with striking white markings and bluish spots.




All photos taken on 11 June 2013 @ 10:49

03 May 2014 @ 9:49


Above 2 photos 17 May 2014 @ 13:18
The undersides are brown with bluish wing margins and have the same markings like the uppersides.

06 Oct 2014 @ 12:00

22 Dec 2016 @ 14:39

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Above 5 photos of a nectaring female: 17 Jan 2014 @ 13:02


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