Sunday, February 1, 2015

The Malayan Mottle, Logania malayica malayica (Distant)

Readily identifiable from others of the genus by its pointed forewing apex. The uppersides are basically white with the forewing apex black. The males are usually on the wings at midday to early afternoon under sun-speckled canopies and are feeble in flight. Confine to forest from lowland to mid-elevation where it is commoner.

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


S2
S2

S3
S3

2016
Jan
Feb
Mac
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
 S3
 S3
 S2S3
S2

S2
S2






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















Above photos 01 Feb 2015 @ 14:08 from an undergrowth of a forest at mid-elevation.

28 Feb 2015 @ 13:27 from a forest trail.

 a female visiting aphid-infested plant: 14:04

 a male nearby: 14:08

a female in flight: 14:16
Above photos 14 Mac 2016

a male sitting quietly with Tree Hoppers and ants: 02 Apr 2016 @ 12:04

The same tree also host larvae of L. malayica from different instars:

11:58

12:13

 13:07

 13:07

13:10
The caterpillars has the same colour scheme like the adult's undersides and are protected with plate-like carapace with needle-like projections. 02 Apr 2016

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