Monday, December 8, 2014

The Peablue, Lampides boeticus (L.)

This is a locally common insect of the roadside and wastelands besides plantations where its host plant Crotalaria grows.

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

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 x
 x

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









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


S10(F)
S10






2014
2015
Nov
Dec
Jan
Feb
Mac
Apr
May
June
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
S10
S8













Above picture of a male visiting a flowering bush by a bus stand. 30 Jan 2014 @ 10:48




Above photos of a male: 06 Dec 2014 @ 10:18 - 10:20

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Above 2 photos from an elevation above 6500 feet: 14 Dec 2014@11:35. The insect was decidedly much larger and more defined in colour.

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