Saturday, January 11, 2014

The Circe, Hestina mimetica ruvanella (Fruhstorfer)

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


F








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






S2






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












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





 S24







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













11:54

11:55

12:02

12:48

13:07

13:07
In flight, this butterfly looks like a Chocolate Tiger and that was what I thought it was until it settled on the tarmac: the way it rested its wings betrayed it immediately as danaids do not normally open their wings while resting. As with many nymphalids, this one reacted to the camera's flash but once disturbed, came back repeatedly to the same spot. Above all photos taken from a hill station on 5 Jan 2014.


Above photos 16 May 2015 @ 11:40

 14:36

14:38
Above photos 18 June 2017

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