Tuesday, October 6, 2015

The Dubious Flitter, Quedara monteithi monteithi (Wood-Mason & de Nicéville)

Overall dark brown and without markings. Visit flowers in the earlier part of sunny mornings and keeps to forest fringes and wooded countries. Rare and likely to be seasonal.

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

S4



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







 S5





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















 Above photos of a male: 04 Oct 2015 (S4) @ 10:12 visiting flowers.

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10:39

 10:41

10:41

10:42

 10:42

10;42
Above photos of a male from mid-elevation: 22 May 2016
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Below is a record shot of a suspect Quedara singularis (Mabille) from mid-elevation but in need for further confirmation (S3) as  it is visibly a much larger and robust insect compared to the above.

 01 Nov 2014 @ 13;17


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Above pictures of a female from montane zone: 12 August 2017 @ 11:05 



Consult a female voucher specimen from mid-elevation (Site 3):  http://nlliew66butterflies2.blogspot.my/2015/10/quedara-monteithi-wood-mason-de.html

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