Saturday, June 21, 2014

The Double-Tufted Royal, Dacalana vidura azyada (Fruhstorfer)

This is an uncommon butterfly of the dark understorey. They have beautiful sky blue uppersides visible when in flight. They tend to keep to the underside of large leaves at a height of about 1.5-2.0 M from ground. When in flight, they ressemble Jamides caeruleus but have a very rapid and short trajectory unlike the more slow flitting flight of the Jamides.

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






x
 x




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






S2(F)S2S2S2


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



S1S2
S1


S2S1


S2
S4



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


 S1
 S1
S1 
 S1S2
 S2






2017
Jan
Feb
Mac
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec














Above photos 20 June 2014 @ 11:06

17 August 2014 @ 11:39

22 Feb 2015 @ 13:57

06 July 2016 @ 13:09

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