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

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