Tuesday, September 17, 2013

The Forest Hopper, Astictopterus jama jama (C. & R. Felder)

This is a common insect to be found around a forested patch and may sometimes be overlooked because of its rather drab appearance (dark brown, unmarked upper and undersides). It looks like a smaller and slimmer version of the Chocolate Demon and are found in the same vicinities, although this is a more likely butterfly to be encountered on a sunny spot, even on moist spots! However, it does fly around in the earlier part of the morning and tends to retreat to the shadier parts of the forest in the later part of the morning.

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

 x
 x
 x
 x
 x
 x
 x



Frequency observation chart: (S marks the usual occurences, H mark an unusually high occurence)

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











Above 2 photos 16 September 2013 @ 10:34


Above 2 photos 15 September 2013 @ 11:48

14 September 2013 @ 10:36

15 December 2013 @ 13:03


Above 2 photos 19 Feb 2014 @ 11:12

11:18

A female sunning itself along an open path...01 March 2014 @ 11:20.

 10:48

10:48

 11:26

11:39
Above photos 02 Feb 2015

Above photo 08 Mac 2015 @ 11:15

One with unusual subapical white spots: 14 Mac 2015 @ 10:50

 11:08

 11:13

11:13
Above photos 14 Mac 2015

06 June 2015 @ 11:59

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