Wednesday, March 11, 2015

The Plain Palm Dart, Cephrenes acalle niasicus (Plötz)

Uncommon. Observations seem to coincide with the synchronized flowering Chromolaena odarata at the end of the wet season.

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 S6



S6








2016
Jan
Feb
Mac
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
 S15 (H)












2017
Jan
Feb
Mac
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
 S20












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














15:15

 15:17

 15:17

 15:17

15:17
Above photos of a female: 01 Jan 2015

A pristine female from S15: 24 Jan 2016 @ 12:53

A female? (S15) 24 Jan 2016 @ 12:59

A male: 06 Jan 2015 @ 11:13


A pristine male from S15: 24 Jan 2016 @ 12:42

A female nectaring in the late afternoon at mid-elevation: 30 Jan 2017 @ 17:12

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