Thursday, September 26, 2013

The Coon, Psolos fuligo fuligo (Mabille)

It looks like a larger and decidedly rounder version of the Forest Hopper and has some very faint ferruginous (rusty) spots on the undersides of its brown wings.

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

 x
 x
 x
 x
 x
x



Frequency observation chart: (x marks the usual occurences, H marks an unusually high occurence, F for first record)
2013
Mac
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct





 x
 x
x

2013
2014
Nov
Dec
Jan
Feb
Mac
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
x
xHxxxxxxxxx
2014
2015
Nov
Dec
Jan
Feb
Mac
Apr
May
June
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
x
x
x
H











This is a butterfly of the forest and was photographed near a ginger thicket in a semi-open path way :25 August 2013 @ 11:22

 Sunning itself on a sun-lit leaf: 24 November 2013 @10:37

 10:38

10:45

27 December 2013 @ 11:45

18 Jan 2014 @ 11:34

13:15


The current cold spell brought gloomy weather and suddenly, this skipper becomes very abundant in all its usual localities. Above 2 photos 26 Jan 2014 @ 12:26.

23 Feb 2014 @ 10:54. Despite the return of hot and dry spell, it is still common though less so than in January - maybe Dec-Feb is their active period of the year?




Above photos 08 Jan 2015 @ 11:32-11:44

24 Jan 2015 @ 11:33 from an elevation of 600M

22 Feb 2015 @ 10:23

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