Sunday, October 8, 2017

The Dark Hedge Blue, Plautella cossaea pambui (Eliot)

Superficially ressembles very much the Common Hedge Blue, Acytolepis puspa lambi and may be mistaken for one. The genus Plautella has wholly black antennae club compared to Acytolepis which has a whitened orange tip.  However, female of the subspecies pambui can be spotted in flight by its unusual flash of pale area over peacock blue basal halves of the uppersides. Rare and may be overlooked due to its similarities to A. puspa. In C&P it is said to be confined to the Main Range but it is not the case in Raub as it is also found outside of the Main Range.

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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 S3(F)

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 14:21

14:22
Above photos of a worn female : 26 Dec 2015

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 13:17

 13:18

 13:25

13:26
Above photos of a male 22 September 2017


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12:23
Above photos of a male: 23 Sept 2017

Monday, September 25, 2017

The White Pasha, Herona sumatrana dusuntua (Corbet, 1937)

Very rare denizen of the lowland forest. Resembles a very large female Eulocera but has more falcate forewing and much slower flight.

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)

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Above pictures of a female : 23 September 2017 @ 13:30