Thursday, May 1, 2014

The Common Albatross, Appias albina albina (Boisduval)

Readily recognisable from other species of Appias by its almost all white wings with thin black margins on the uppersides. They are uncommon and are restricted to deeply wooded forests.

Habitat indicator
RSP
WV
PG
VF
FTR
SC
LWDF
LWPF
LMEF
UMN
MN






 x
 x




Frequency observation chart: (x marks the usual occurence, H mark an unusually high occurence, F for first record)
2013
2014
Nov
Dec
Jan
Feb
Mac
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct





S1(F)






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







S1





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



S1(H)

S1



S17(H)
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













This lone specimen was found puddling with other A. nero and A. lyncida. Based on the markings on the wings uppersides, it could be a dry season form. 01 may 2014 @ 12:33. This is the first sighting of this species in Raub in a low-elevation deeply wooded area.





01 May 2014 @ 12:36

04 June 2015 @ 13:10

 14:03

 14:05

14:05
A male visiting C. odorata: 21 Dec 2015

11:59

12:28

12:30

13:24
Above photos 23 Apr 2016

 11:39

 11:43

11:47

11:49
Above pictures 12 June 2016


15 Oct 2016 @ 12:55

 11:33

11:36
Above pictures 27 May 2017

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Females display two distinct forms which co-exist in the same environment


 10:41

10:42
Above pictures of a female: 17 Oct 2016

11:28

11:03

11:17

11:28
Above photos 29 October 2016


12:14

 12:14

 12:15

 12:15

 12:15

12:15
Above pictures 29 Oct 2016

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