Wednesday, April 12, 2017

The Malayan Jezebel, Delias ninus ninus (Wallace)

Locally common in hill stations where they usually keep to a lofty height, resting on ferns and open spaces in between short flights. Both sexes come to flowers at lower heights in the first morning light.

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







 S5







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











S8

2017
Jan
Feb
Mac
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
 S5
 S5









S5S16

2018
Jan
Feb
Mac
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
S5

S16












They ressemble D. pasithoe on the undersides but its uppersides have a red basal area on the HW whilst those of D. pasithoe is only yellow. Above photos 12 June 2015 @ 11:10


 10:54

11:09
Above a male perching on exposed bushes at a hill top: 17 March 2018