Tuesday, July 29, 2014

The Chequered Flame, Araotes lapithis uruwela (Fruhstorfer)

This tiny butterfly of the dark understorey is unmistakable - the orange-brown costal patch with dark edges gives it a distinctive leopard-like motive. This is a moderately rare butterfly and seems to be seasonal,  appearing suddenly in certain localities at specific time only. It likes to settle on leaves above eye level, making it a difficult subject to photograph.

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







 x




Frequency observation chart: (S marks the usual occurence, H mark an unusually high occurence, F for first record)
2013
2014
Nov
Dec
Jan
Feb
Mac
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Oct







S2(F)



2014
2015
Nov
Dec
Jan
Feb
Mac
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S2





2016
Jan
Feb
Mac
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
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S2 

S2





2017
Jan
Feb
Mac
Apr
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Dec






S2
S2





28 July 2014 @ 13:43

 



Above photos 27 July 2014 @ 15:27



28 July 2014 @ 12:10

 12:18

 12:19

 12:20

12:36
Above pictures of a male: 05 August 2017

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13:11

13:12
Above photos of the more rounded female: 07 August 2016


Thursday, July 24, 2014

The Grey Baron, Euthalia anosia bunaya (Fruhstorfer)

This is an extremely shy insect and is very reactive to the pre-flash of the camera. It is a forest dependant insect and is rather rare in occurrence. The males will sometimes come down to sip on sunny moist spots along the jungle path and will fly swiftly away upon disturbance.

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







 x




Frequency observation chart: (S 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






S2(F)
S2



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














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






 S2
S2





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














Above 2 photos from 19 July 2014 @ 11:57

15 June 2014 @ 10:41


Above photos 07 July 2016 @ 11:57



Above photos 07 July 2016

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 14:07

 14:07

14:08
Females are secretive and seldom seen but they do come down to moist spots especially around seepages on the forest: 13 August 2016