Thursday, June 13, 2013

The Wizard, Rhinopalpa polynice eudoxia (Guérin-Méneville)

This rather uncommon butterfly has a very dark brown-black and cryptic undersides with unusually angled edges, making it instantly identifiable. It is only found in well wooded vicinities.

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







 x
 x



Frequency observation chart: (x 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


2013
2014
Nov
Dec
Jan
Feb
Mac
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
S3





S2S2S2S2
S3
2014
2015
Nov
Dec
Jan
Feb
Mac
Apr
May
June
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
S3
S3
S1
S1




S2

S2
S2S4


2016
Jan
Feb
Mac
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
S3




S1S2
S2(H)






 Its undersides is almost light-absorbing as the built-in flash was unable to bring out the details...



A slave flash brings out the rich details: the wing margins are lined with ocelli and there are wavy metallic bands that fan out from the base of the wings horizontally.



Above all photos taken on 13 June 2013 @ 13:04.

A worn female photographed on 22 September 2013 @ 11:47

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02 November 2013 @ 11:30

11:56

a pristine specimen: 13 June 2014 @ 15:57

05 Jan 2015 @ 12:08




Above photos 16 Feb 2015 @ 13:25

a male from S4: 11 Oct 2015 @ 10:40


above pix: 09 Jan 2016 @ 13:02

Consult the voucher specimen from Site 2: http://nlliew66butterflies2.blogspot.my/2015/09/blog-post.html

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