Tuesday, December 17, 2013

The Staff Sergeant, Athyma selenophora amharina (Moore)

This is not a common insect to be seen along the forest path and is quite skittish with the flash. It is readily recognisable from the others with the obsolete white cell-streak on the forewings (they are very faintly marked and appear to be almost absent from afar). They are encountered sporadically in forested areas settling along open areas along the jungle path.

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

S1







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

S1S1

S2S2S2
S2
S3
2014
2015
Nov
Dec
Jan
Feb
Mac
Apr
May
June
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec

S1



S1
S1
S5





S3
2016
Jan
Feb
Mac
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec



S2

S1S2(H)
S2





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




 S5
 S5







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













13:56

13:58

14:27

13:59

14:31

14:32
Above all photos from 17 December 2013.

30 Jan 2014 @ 12:10

25 May 2014 @ 10:59

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The female is quite differently marked than the males: 01 Aug 2014 @ 14:05

a female from a forest trail: 07 June 2016 @ 14:26

 14:43

14:44
Above photos 25 June 2016

 13:49

13:50
Above pictures of a male from submontane zone. 10 June 2017

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