Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Callenya lenya lenya (Evans)

Uncommon butterfly of the forested trails. The males come to moist ground singly and can be easily confused with a puddling Celastrina. However, the uppersides are of a very deep lustrous purple blue with black margins which in flight gives the impression of a Neopithecops male. Confined to lower mid elevations from 200m onwards.

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)

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

 S3











S3

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




S2





S3

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

 S3











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













The below specimen was found puddling at an elevation @ 550M with some Prosotas


Above photos 03 Dec 2014 @ 12:20

19 Dec 2015 @ 12:21

 13:30

 13:31

13:31
Above pictures of a male puddling at mid elevation: 02 Jan 2016

 Compare to the Common Hedge Blue (right), A. puspa lambi: 02 July 2016 @ 14:27

02 July 2016 14:38

09 Feb 2017 @ 11:34

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