Friday, January 2, 2015

Ge geta (de Nicéville)

This rather distinctively dark brown skipper was seen visiting flowers of the Leea indica in a shaded riverine secondary growth. It is decidedly a rare insect of the forested areas.

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




x


 x




Some keys to its ID (C&P pg 375):
- wings unmarked in the male except for a circular patch of recumbent blackish hairs on the FW,
- dorsal area is broadly paler and of a distinct ochreous hue

Frequency observation chart: (S marks the usual occurences, H marks an unusually high occurence, F for first record)

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


S4(F)









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

S4
S3








S4S6

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














a male (almost ressembling a male Quedara from certain angle): 12:28

12:28

minus the flash: 12:30

12:32

12:32

12:36

12:39
Above photos 25 Dec 2014

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Above pictures of a female: 18 Jan 2015 @ 10:10

2 males visiting Leea indica: 18 Jan 2015 @10:13

A female from lower mid-elevation @ 550M: 17 Jan 2014 @ 12:38

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Above photos of a seemingly more robust male from mid-elevation (compare to the lowland males above): 31 Jan 2015 @11:20


Above pictures of a pristine male from lowland wasteland ! 17 Oct 2015 @ 12:32. This one came out after a long morning shower despite the haze, visiting flowers on an overcast mid-day.

 11:43

11:44
Above photos 21 Dec 2015

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