Thursday, September 26, 2013

The Common Yeoman, Cirrochoa tyche rotunda (Butler)

Despite its name, this species of Cirrochoa seemed less common than its cousin the Malay Yeoman, C. malaya. They frequent the same localities and around the same active months of the year. From a distance, thay appear lika a larger version of the Small Leopard or a less marked Malay Yeoman.

Habitat indicator
RSP
WV
PG
VF
FTR
SC
LWDF
LWPF
LMEF
UMN
MN
 x



 x
x
 x
 x
 x
 x


Frequency observation chart: (S marks the usual occurences, H marks an unusually high occurence, F for first record)
2013
Mac
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct


S3






2013
2014
Nov
Dec
Jan
Feb
Mac
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct


S3

S1-3HS1-3


S2
2014
2015
Nov
Dec
Jan
Feb
Mac
Apr
May
June
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
S1

S6











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





S1S2
S2




S3(H)

2017
Jan
Feb
Mac
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
S3S20


S1S3









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















Above 3 photos from 25 May 2013 @ 14:45

Different locality, 24 May 2013 @ 12:28

05 Jan 2014 @10:24

05 Jan 2014 @ 14:09

23 March 2014 @ 14:13

From the edge of a wasteland bordering a secondary growth: 03 Jan 2015 @ 14:12

A male puddling on damp sand on a mid-elevation road shoulder: 12 Dec 2016 @ 12:32

11:46

 11:47

11:47
Above pictures 15 April 2017

 11:33

 11:33

11:35
Above pictures 16 April 2017


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Females visit flowers at the edge of the forest and has a darker undersides and heavier markings on the uppersides.


Above pictures 27 Dec 2016 @ 13:03

The Coon, Psolos fuligo fuligo (Mabille)

It looks like a larger and decidedly rounder version of the Forest Hopper and has some very faint ferruginous (rusty) spots on the undersides of its brown wings.

Habitat indicator
RSP
WV
PG
VF
FTR
SC
LWDF
LWPF
LMEF
UMN
MN

 x
 x
 x
 x
 x
x



Frequency observation chart: (x marks the usual occurences, H marks an unusually high occurence, F for first record)
2013
Mac
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct





 x
 x
x

2013
2014
Nov
Dec
Jan
Feb
Mac
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
x
xHxxxxxxxxx
2014
2015
Nov
Dec
Jan
Feb
Mac
Apr
May
June
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
x
x
x
H











This is a butterfly of the forest and was photographed near a ginger thicket in a semi-open path way :25 August 2013 @ 11:22

 Sunning itself on a sun-lit leaf: 24 November 2013 @10:37

 10:38

10:45

27 December 2013 @ 11:45

18 Jan 2014 @ 11:34

13:15


The current cold spell brought gloomy weather and suddenly, this skipper becomes very abundant in all its usual localities. Above 2 photos 26 Jan 2014 @ 12:26.

23 Feb 2014 @ 10:54. Despite the return of hot and dry spell, it is still common though less so than in January - maybe Dec-Feb is their active period of the year?




Above photos 08 Jan 2015 @ 11:32-11:44

24 Jan 2015 @ 11:33 from an elevation of 600M

22 Feb 2015 @ 10:23