Saturday, March 1, 2014

The Lesser Zebra, Graphium (Pathysa) macareus perakensis (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
Mac
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct









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




S1FS1H





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



S1
S1
S1








2016
Jan
Feb
Mac
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
 S1

S1
S1
S1




S17


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













 01 March 2014 @ 11:41

 11:41

Pathysa everywhere...(4 species)

It was puddling admist this group...

This lone specimen was found puddling en masse with a big group of P. delesserti and P. ramaceus. It almost looks like a cross between the two, having characteristics of P. ramaceus on the undersides and a lighter uppersides much like a lesser version of P. delesserti. This is not a common insect in this region (1st record)....almost looking like P. ramaceus...01 Mac 2014 @ 12:57

Compare this to P. ramaceus below from the same puddling group...notice that P. macareus has bluish-tinged markings compared to P. ramaceus on the undersides of the forewings.


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A week later, a few specimens came back to the same spot: 09 March 2014 @ 12:29





Above 5 photos from 12 April 2014 @ 13:51 - 14:02. This species was completely absent last year (2013) but this year it seems to be quite abundant.

13 April 2014 @ 12:28

First of the season - 14 Feb 2015 @ 13;13

A week later, the flux arrived...
 11:13

 11:23

11:45

13:21

13:26

13:27
Above photos 22 Feb 2015


Above photos 04 Apr @ 12:21

16 Jan 2016 @ 13:15


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 11:06

11:07
Specimens from lowland disturbed environment are smaller in size and has a rather more rounded appearance, taking on flight pattern and habits of the Ideopsis vulgaris. 22 Oct 2016.


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