Saturday, September 14, 2013

The Chocolate Demon, Ancistroides nigrita maura (Snellen)

This is an unmistakable butterfly and can be seen frequently in the earlier part of the morning in the vicinity of ginger thickets in wooded countries and sometimes, rarely, in semi-open areas. It is unmarked above and below and is the larger of the dark brown skippers that inhabit the undergrowth. Found equally in rather abandoned or wilder parts of parks and hedges of verdures in urbanised areas.

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

2013
2014
Nov
Dec
Jan
Feb
Mac
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
S
SHSSSSSSSSS
2014
2015
Nov
Dec
Jan
Feb
Mac
Apr
May
June
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
S
S
S
S
S
S
S
S



S
S
S

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






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














Above 2 photos from 14 September 2013 @ 10:29.

A lighter coloured specimen: 06 October 2013 @ 11:19


Another one nearby @ 11:29

11:31


Above 2 photos 11 October 2013 @ 9:22

13 December 2013 @ 13:19

28 December 2013 @ 14:00

18 Jan 2014 @ 12:14

28 Dec 2014 @ 11:53

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