Monday, October 7, 2013

The Lesser Grass Blue, Zizina otis lampa (Corbet)

This is one of the smallest of butterflies to be found, commonly, on grass patches fringing roads, open areas as well as wooded localities. It is almost inconspicuous fluttering lowly about its usual haunts and is easily overlooked due to its size and drab colours.

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

 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
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x

2013
2014
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Mac
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Mac
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x
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 05 October 2013 @ 11:03

 11:04

11:05

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Above 4 photos 17 November 2013 @ 10:56

08 Dec 2014 @ 11:51 - this one is from the hills @ FH

One from the edge of a wasteland behind my house: 17 Dec 2014 @ 16:25

27 Dec 2014 @ 16:48

Sunday, October 6, 2013

The Starry Bob, Iambrix stellifer (Butler)

This is a rarer butterfly than the Chestnut Bob, I. salsala, decidedly a forest denizen but otherwise has the same habits. On the undersides, the hindwings has the appearance of having one more spot, the differentiating spot (between I.salsala) being halfway between the cell end and termen (see table of wings). In general, I. stellifer appears to have a darker rusty shade than I. salsala.

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







 x
 x



Frequency observation chart: (S marks the usual occurences, H marks an unusually high occurence, F for first record)
2013
Mac
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May
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Jul
Aug
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S3

2013
2014
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Dec
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Feb
Mac
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S3
S3S3




S2S2
S3
2014
2015
Nov
Dec
Jan
Feb
Mac
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Oct
Nov
Dec
S3
S3
S3




S1S2S3
S1S3





2016
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Mac
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S3 
 S2S3
S2 



S
S
S

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S
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S







06 October 2013 @ 10:33

Iambrix stellifer (Butler). Appears to have one more spot than I.salsala on the same space (below).

Iambrix salsala salsala (Moore). Notice the positioning of the much "larger" spot and appear to have only one developped spot on the same space.

10:34

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14 December 2013 @ 15:20

uppersides: 25 Oct 2015 @ 10:25


28 Nov 2014 @ 10:12

13 Dec 2014 @ 11:11

06 Jan 2015 @ 12:56




Above pictures 01 June 2016 @ 13;16


Above photos 11 Feb 2017 @ S20 - 15:46

16 April 2017 @ 12:40