Saturday, September 14, 2013

Curetis insularis pseudoinsularis (Fruhstorfer)

There is quite a number of different species of Curetis and if one only has either the upperside or underside photo, it is almost impossible to ID as they ressemble each other closely. The insularis group has a post-discal band (the long striated line on the undersides) that is parallel to the termen (see illustration on sidebar). C. insularis can be distinguished by the shifted striae near the end of the hindwing (space 1b). The underside is smooth and pearly white without spotting.

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






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 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


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




S3






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


S1S3

S1
S1








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



S1













Above al photos from 14 September 2013 @ 11:02.

29 Sept 2013 @ 10:59

22 March 2014 @ 11:59

11:44

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Above 2 photos 05 Jan 2015 @ 12:14

12:30

12:31
Above 2 photos 08 Mac 2015

04 Apr 2015 @ 11:17

18 April 2015 @ 11:18

23 Apr 2016 @ 11:38

Compare the undersides to another species from the insularis group, Curetis freda (Eliot) which has a regular line unbroken (pictures below).

05 August 2013 @ 13:53

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