Friday, June 7, 2013

The Plain Puffin, Appias indra plana (Butler)

The is a common butterfly in wooded areas at certain elevation but is not abundant like the Chocolate Albatross. It is often found puddling together with the Chocolate Albatross. As its name suggets, it has  rather plain black and white uppersides and slightly off white undersides, marked with a light yellow streak on its hindwings in pristine specimens. May display seasonal abundance.

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






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

S1
S1
S1





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

S1S1S1S1S2S3HS1-S3S1-S3S1-S3S1-S3S1-S3S1-S3S1-S3
2014
2015
Nov
Dec
Jan
Feb
Mac
Apr
May
June
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec




S1
S1H
S1S2
S1





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

S1S2
S1S2
S2
S1S2
S1S2






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



 S1
S1S2
S1S2
S2
S2
S2
S2



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













20 April 2013 @ 14:59

20 April 2013 @ 15:10

20 February 2010 @ 12:59

01 May 2013 @ 12:33 - showing the uppersides in flight


Above  2 photos: 19 December 2013 @ 13:58

23 December 2013 @ 13:05


Above 2 photos: 12 Jan 2014 @ 11:08

A large puddling group 25 March 2014 @ 13:17

13:19

06 April 2014 @ 12:43

01 June 2016 @ 12:59

02 June 2016 @ 11:47

First arrivee of the season: 15 April 2017 @ 12:12

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