Monday, August 18, 2014

Faunis kirata (de Nicéville)

Like its cousins F. gracilis and F. canens, this is butterfly of the shades and they share the same habits. They are attracted to rotting fruits and sometimes even carrion or dung.

F. kirata can easily be distinguished from F.canens by its much darkened HW tornus area and the ocelli are reduced to a row of yellow dots on the submarginal areas of the undersides.

Compare to F.canens and F. gracilis:
The Common Faun

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







 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




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













2018
Jan
Feb
Mac
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
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Above a male attracted to rotting mango: 29 June 2014 @ 11:50

15 Mac 2016 @ 11:45

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