Thursday, January 8, 2015

Idmon distanti (Shepard)

Drab, overall dark brown skipper that inhabits deeply wooded hills. In the half shades it looks like a completely black skipper. It was attracted to flowering Siam Weeds during the wet season. Can be very confusing to ID as it ressembles the rather similar Koruthaialos butleri (de Nicéville). Eventhough the pictured specimens have rather short palpi much like a Koruthaialos, but it can be separated by the FW vein 11 and 12 which are not converged. Rare and seasonal.


(Thank you to Dr Laurence Kirton for the review)

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








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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)










S3

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

S20











12:07

12:08

12:12

12:12

12:12

12:12

12:03
Above photos 06 Jan 2015

 11:44

11:46

12:18

12:24

 12:24

 12:25

12:30
Above pictures of a female: 17 Jan 2015

 React to the the flash...



Above photos 11 Feb 2017 @ 15:46 (S20)

2 comments:

  1. Congratulation Nyok Lin !

    These could very well be the first photo recorsd of the species in Peninsula Malaya ! :)

    Sunny

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    1. Sorry Sunny, turned out to be an Idmon distanti.

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