Thursday, June 12, 2014

The Caudate Awl King, Choaspes subcaudatus crawfurdi (Distant)

This is a rare skipper and I have only encountered it twice in different locations. It is large, the size and look of a Hasora but it has a beautiful bluish bronze-green underside with a striking orange tornus marked with black.

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







 x
 x
 x


Frequency observation chart: (S marks the usual occurence, H marks an unusually high occurence, F for first record)
2013
Mac
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct



S5




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






S2



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





















 The black uppersides with green scales visible in flight...

The beautiful tail contrasting with the rest of the wings. In flight, it is the orange of the tail that is visible, giving it a much smaller impression than the real insect.

Above photos 04 June 2014@ 12:47-12:53

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