Friday, December 27, 2013

The Common Banded Demon, Notocrypta paralysos varians (Plötz)

This skipper is sometimes common around sun-lit bushes along the jungle path, especially so in the earlier part of the morning. Common in all localities.

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



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 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
 S3
S3
 S1S3
S1S3





2013
2014
Nov
Dec
Jan
Feb
Mac
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
S3
S1S3HS1S3S1S3S1S3S1S3S1S3




2014
2015
Nov
Dec
Jan
Feb
Mac
Apr
May
June
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
S3
S3S6
S3S6



S2
S1S2

S3
S2



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













Some ID keys (Thanks Dr Seow):
white band usually not reaching costa; spot 4 usually present.
Inner & outer margins of band often sharply elbowed.
FW termen straight to vein 4 then convex to apex.

a male: 31 August 2013 @ 11:42



Above 3 photos of a female from 27 December 2013 @ 11:43.

18 Jan 2014 @ 13:46

30 Jan 2014 @ 12:30

02 June 2014 @ 12:24

Female: 26 Jan 2014 @ 13:16

a female: 09 Jan 2015 @ 14:13


Above pictures of a female: 08 Feb 2015 @ 11:49

S2: 21 Sep 2015 @ 11:33

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