Saturday, July 27, 2013

The Banded Demon, Notocrypta clavata clavata (Staudinger)

This is quite a common skipper in the semi-open areas, sometimes in shades too. It flies in bright sunshine and is often seen sunning itself in sun-speckled spots along the jungle path. Commonly found on the verges of the forests near ginger thickets and sunny patches with flowering shrubs.

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

 x
 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
S

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






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


S
S
S
S





Some keys to its ID (Thanks Dr Seow)
white reach costa broadly; spot always absent in male ,sometimes present in female.
Inner & outer margin of band not so strongly indented at right angle.
FW termen straight to vein 5 , then curve to the apex.





All above photos taken on 28 July 2013 @ 11:19





Above 3 photos 06 October 2013 @ 11:39

24 November 2013 @ 13:42

10 May 2014 @ 10:52

09 Nov 2014 10:48


09 Nov 2014 @ 11:20

31 Jan 2015 @ 11:52

The Extra Lascar, Pantoporia sandaka sandaka (Butler)

This and a range of similar looking Lasippa butterflies are quite difficult to tell apart if not for the possibility of images of its undersides as the uppersides almost ressemble one another...These are not uncommon butterflies on a jungle trail and should always be photographed even though they might look similar but close observations would often indicate different species...

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






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





S1S2S1S2H




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






S2
S2







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





S2







Some ID keys:
-FW orange submarginal wider than grey inner line





Above all photos from 01 May 2013 @ 10:52.

A female depositing eggs on Mimosa pudica, 12 May 2013 @ 11:29

 11:43

 11:44

11:46
A male attracted to cement structure: 01 June 2016