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
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct







S2(F)



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








S2





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













28 July 2014 @ 13:43

 



Above photos 27 July 2014 @ 15:27



28 July 2014 @ 12:10

13:11

13:12
Above photos 07 August 2016


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