Thursday, June 6, 2013

The Tufted Jungleking, Thauria aliris pseudaliris (Butler)

This is one of the largest butterfly of the deep shades and when surprised, will fly shortly and display a beautiful orange-brown flash against its white post-discal bands on its forewings (visible on its undersides). It almost ressembles a very huge Xanthotaenia busiris in flight and they share the same habitats.

Habitat indicator

RSP
WV
PG
VF
FTR
SC
LWDF
LWPF
LMEF
UMN
MN







 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

S3



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







S2



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










S2



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


S2(H)










Its cryptic undersides make it a very difficult butterfly to spot unless disturbed accidently.

Close-up of a very large female. The males are smaller.

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 15 August 2013 (S3) @ 13:13

13:14


Above photos of a male (S2): 21 June 2014 @ 11:30



A male feeding on rotting fruits (S2): 21 Sep 2015 @ 14:13

a female: 17 Mac 2016 2 13:06

 13:38

13:39
Above pix of a male feeding on rotting fruit: 17 Mac 2016



Consult the voucher specimen (male) from Site 2:  http://nlliew66butterflies2.blogspot.my/2015/09/thauria-aliris.html

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