Wednesday, August 7, 2013

The Yellow Flash, Rapala domitia domitia (Hewitson)

This is the largest member of the genus Rapala (Moore) and is instantly recognisable by its lemon yellow undersides with a few distinctive jet black spots.

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






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 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(F)



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





S2








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

S3 

 S2









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















Above two photos 06 August 2013 @ 12:02. It was puddling on a sunny spot but when disturbed, sprang on its wings and settled under some large fig leaves by a stream.

This is a very skittish butterfly, darting off with the preflash: 02 August 2014 @ 12:01



Above photos 26 April 2015 @ 12:33

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