Tuesday, July 1, 2014

The White-headed Batwing, Atrophaneura sycorax egertoni (Distant)

This is a distinctive Batwing, having a creamy white head and yellow abdomen which is instantly recognisable even in flight. The female are rather large, almost the size of a female Troides and are sometimes seen visiting flowering bushes later in the afternoon. They usually fly at a certain height around the understorey of forests and never puddle. All species of Atrophaneura display seasonal fluctuation in abundance and are sometimes missing from their usual localities for a long period before reappearing again in abundance.

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







 x
 x


Frequency observation chart: (S marks the usual occurence, 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
S2
S2
S2
S2


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









S3





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






S2






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


 S1S3
 S1S3S5









2018
Jan
Feb
Mac
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec

















Above 3 photos of a worn female from 29 June 2014 @ 10:34

A female visiting a flowering Bauhinia bush on a forested road on an overcast afternoon: 23 August 2015 @ 14:08 (S3)


Above photos of a female: 23 July 2016 @ 14:15

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