Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Arhopala caeca (Hewitson)

Easily recognised by the sparsely marked undersides except for the darker post discal bands on both wings. The male has a longer HW like all males from the aurea group. Above, it is arguably the prettiest of all the species with brilliant metallic green forewings and contrasting metallic purple-blue on the dorsum to the termen of the equally beautiful metallic green hindwings. Great rarity in the lowland forests in Raub.

Stunning uppersides of the male

Habitat indicator
RSP
WV
PG
VF
FTR
SC
LWDF
LWPF
LMEF
UMN
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Frequency observation chart: (S marks the usual occurences, H marks an unusually high occurence, F for first record)

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 S2(F)






2017
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Above pictures of a female 05 July 2016

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Above pictures of a male: 05 July 2016

1 comment:

  1. Wah ! Raub certainly has many rare and colorful ones. Must visit that area one day.

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