Tuesday, June 11, 2013

The Wavy Maplet, Chersonesia intermedia intermedia (Martin)

This tiny little butterfly is common at the hills, found usually on moist spots by the stream. It rests its wings like a Mapwing and is often found in the same localities.

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
S3
S3
S3
S3





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




S3
S2




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





S1





S3S4
S3S4
2016
Jan
Feb
Mac
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec





S2S3
S2





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



 S3
 S5








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













This is the dwarf form of C. intermedia, measuring as little as 11 mm in certain individuals (the photographed specimen was slightly bigger than a Singleton)

09 June 2013 @ 15:47.

20 April 2013 @ 11:23

Same butterfly, 11:42.

27 March 2013 @ 15:27


A "normal" sized specimen taken on 27 May 2013 @ 12:26, same localities.

 11:51

11:51

12:05
Above 3 photos 01 June 2014

Dwarf form: 15 Nov 2014 @ 12:33

compare it to the larger C.rahria at the bottom of the photo.


a dwarf form specimen: 04 June 2016 @ 13:50

 14:56

 14:57

14:57
Above photos 07 June 2016

 12:19

12:20
Above photos 27 August 2016

 12:30

 12:31

12:31
Above pictures 16 April 2017

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