Friday, December 13, 2013

The Southern Nawab, Polyura hebe chersonesus (Fruhstorfer)

In flight, it has a lighter appearance than the Common Nawab, P. athamas and when settled, has a darker appearance because of its much broader marginal areas in darker shades than P. athamas. However, the uppersides are much different as it has a broad black apical margin that tapers towards the tornus of the forewings. Unlike P.athamas which has an equally broad margin along the uppersides of the hindwings, P. hebe has a rather white-washed hindwing uppersides with a row large black marginal spots with white centers. They frequent the same areas throughout the year and are sometimes  found together puddling on moist spots.

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






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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



S1


S1


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

S1



S2S2S2S2

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



S1
S1
S1
S1
S3
S2

S3
S3

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

S3


S1S2S3
S2
S1S2
S2
S3



2017
Jan
Feb
Mac
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec




 S1








2018
Jan
Feb
Mac
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec














The uppersides: 13 Dec 2013

01 June 2013 @ 11:54

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12:36

 12:55
Above  photos from 29 September 2013


Above 2 photos 14 June 2014 @ 12:05

12:09

 12:12

12:15

13:02
Above photos 14 June 2014


Above 2 photos 30 July 2014 @ 13:04

15 Nov 2014 @ 11:25

03 Dec 2014 @ 13:25

 12:18

12:20
Above photos 25 April 2015

12 Feb 2016 @ 14:06

02 June 2016 @ 11:49

28 May 2017 @ 13:03

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