Monday, September 23, 2013

The Pointed Line-blue, Ionolyce helicon merguia (Moore)

This is a common butterffly that can be seen congregating in numbers with the other "Blues", sometimes making it difficult to differentiate between the scores of Blues by just a quick glance on their undersides, which incidently looks very much alike between Ionolyce, Nacaduba and Anthene.


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: (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

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
















Above 4 photos of a male sunning itself on a leaf: 22 September 2013 @ 11:59.


12:34

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Above 2 photos 23 December 2013 @ 13:22

Consult a male voucher specimen from Site 2:

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