Wednesday, August 7, 2013

The Blue Gem, Poritia erycinoides phraatica (Hewitson)

This is a hill species that inhabits open spaces in the wilderness and are often seen in the earlier part of the morning flying very swiftly around bushes with sunny exposures.

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





S5F



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






S2S2



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














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













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
















Above 4 photos 07 August 2013 @ 9:50.

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25 May 2014 @ 12:39: this female was sunning itself on a low tree by a jungle stream @ 250M. It was recognisable by its orange striae on black wings visible in flight.

20 June 2014 @ 12:55

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