Sunday, January 5, 2014

The Golden Birdwing, Troides aeacus malaiianus (Fruhstorfer)

This male was photographed visiting a hibiscus shrub along the edge of an Orang Asli village. It can be easily distinguished from the others by the black-dusted submarginal edge in space 2, 3 & 4 on the hindwing (see illustration below). The male is rather dimunitive in size in comparison to T. helena (compare it to the size of the pompom hibiscus bloom).

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


S1F








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














2016
Jan
Feb
Mac
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
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Above photos were taken with a 90mm micro lense from a distance: 04 Jan 2014 14:28.

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