Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Curetis bulis stigmata (Moore)

Probably the commonest of the Curetis to be found in any locality in Raub - they are sun lovers and males are often seen on moist spots.

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






 x
 x
 x



Frequency observation chart: (S marks the usual occurences, H marks an unusually high occurence, F for first record)
2013
Mac
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct





S3 
S3 


2013
2014
Nov
Dec
Jan
Feb
Mac
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct



S1
S1S3H
S1S3
S1
S1
S1
S1
S1
S1
2014
2015
Nov
Dec
Jan
Feb
Mac
Apr
May
June
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec




S1
S1
S1S2




S11


2016
Jan
Feb
Mac
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
S3
S3
S2









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




S1
S5







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













ID keys (Thanks Dr Seow)
HW postdiscal marks in space 6 tuck under or inwards (eg towards base) of the mark in space 7.
Submarginal marks in space 6 & 7 in line.
Palpi white , red - spotted.




above photos 10 Aug 2013 @  10:53


16 Sept 2013 @ 11:23

15 September 2013 @ 12:42 (this one shows an infection by ticks on its HW)


above photos 26 March 2014 @ 10:21

18 April 2015 @ 11:11

04 May 2015 @ 11:18


15 Mac 2016 @ 11:12

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01 June 2017 @ 13:32

The female of C. bulis is the only species with black and white uppersides. Females normally do not visit moist spots and they may come to sun themselves on open spaces along jungle trails or hill tops. 31 Oct 2015 @ 14:50 (Site 11).

1 comment:

  1. Didn't know that butterflies too can have parasites on them !

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