Saturday, January 31, 2015

The Grey Pansy, Junonia atlites atlites (L.)

This is the less common Junonia compared to the much more common Peacock Pansy and Blue Pansy, having the same habits as the two latters.

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)

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

 S6
S6












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





S1 







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















The above specimen was found right behind my house on a patch of wasteland! 16 Dec 2014 @ 8:42

01 Jan 2014 @ 15:30

16:56

17:04
Above photos of a female: 31 Jan 2015

Friday, January 30, 2015

Scobura isota (Swinhoe)

In flight ressembles species of Taratrocera and keeps to shaded glades and vegetation of the forest's edge as well as the undergrowth. Males are territorial and engage in aerial dogfights under sun-lit canopies of tall trees at mid-day, guarding their "sentries".

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






x

 x



Frequency observation chart: (S marks the usual occurences, 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(F)
S1

S1
S1






S3

2016
Jan
Feb
Mac
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
S3b














Above photos 24 Jan 2015 @ 12:12

A fresh specimen - 22 Feb 2015 @ 13:59

28 Feb 2015 @ 13:57

 12:57

12:59
Above photos 31 May 2015


Above 2 pictures 02 Jan 2016 @ 10:54

Sunday, January 25, 2015

The Full Stop Swift, Caltoris cormasa (Hewitson)

Uncommon, usually found singly in shaded meadows in gardens and parks but also on the forest's edge and secondary growth.

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

 x
x
 x



x



Frequency observation chart: (S marks the usual occurences, 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 S6 S7
S3S6S7



S1


S2





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












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













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















Above photos of a female: 19 Dec 2014 @ 12:54


Above 2 pictures 01 Jan 2015 @ 14:29






Above photos of another female: 24 Jan 2015 @ 12:02 - 12:06. This beautiful specimen was taken from the forest's edge at mid-elevation @ 600M.

31 Jan 2015 @ 16:48

23 May 2015 @ 12:50