Tuesday, August 27, 2013

The Plain Tufted Lancer, Isma iapis iapis (de Nicéville)

Common in a wide range of habitats, often seen at the edges of the forest sunning itself or visiting flowering bushes.

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





S3 
S3 
S3

2013
2014
Nov
Dec
Jan
Feb
Mac
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
S3
S3S3







S1S3S4
2014
2015
Nov
Dec
Jan
Feb
Mac
Apr
May
June
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
S3
S3S4
S1S3S4
S1S3S4







S4
S4
S3S4

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



S3
S3








04 August 2013 @ 10:48

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This butterfly is common in certain exposed patches of deeply wooded localities and flies in the earlier part of a sunny morning, sometimes even coming down to puddle on a moist spot...

21 September 2013 @ 10:56

 11:03

11:05

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Abovw 2 photos from 21 November 2013 @ 14:37

A mating pair: 17 Jan 2014 @ 12:51

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10:22

10:39
Above photos 25 Oct 2014



Above photos 28 Nov 2014 @ 10:41-10:48

11:11

 11:35

11:36

11:50
Above photos 18 Dec 2014




Above photos of a female: 07 Jan 2015 @ 12:26 - 35

 12:07

12:10
Above photos 14 Feb 2015

Male from S4: 08 Nov 2015 @ 10:35

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