Sunday, April 13, 2014

The White Cerulean, Jamides pura pura (Moore)

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 mark an unusually high occurence, F for first record)

2013
2014
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Dec
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Mac
Apr
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S1








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


S3









S4
S3
2016
Jan
Feb
Mac
Apr
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Oct
Nov
Dec





S2






2017
Jan
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Mac
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2018
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Mac
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Invaluable thanks to Dr Seow for helping out with the ID of these photos:



Above 3 photos from 23 March 2014 @ 14:27. This is a member of the celeno sub-group of Jamides. It frequents moist spots in shady forest floors, usually by streams. It is quite a confusing group of butterflies to distinguish from one another but thanks to expert advices, some can be cleared (with the right luck to get the right photos too). This one came puddling where I was photographing a small group of Udara and Celastrina.

A male from mid-elevation: 17 Jan 2015 @ 13:05

 13:08

 13:09

13:11
Above pictures 31 May 2016


 11:25

11:25

11:25
Above a male 05 June 2016

13:52

 13:55

13:55
Above pictures 05 June 2016


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Above photos of a female: 21 Nov 2015 @ 11:16 (S4)

Note: On 27 Dec 2015, a female was seen depositing eggs on the young shoots of Saracca cauliflora. A week later, some caterpillars were seen feeding on the leaves but the the brood was completely decimated by a carnovorous cricket a week later.

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