Saturday, March 19, 2016

Thaumantis odana pishuna (Fruhstorfer)

Inhabits lowland pristine forests and is attracted to rotting fruits on the forest floor. Unlike T. kugius, the male only has an oblique blue apical stripe on the uppersides of its FW. Rare.

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 male sharing its bounty of a rotting wild mango on the forest floor with a Thauria aliris and Neorina lowii. 17 Mac 2016

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Arhopala similis (H.H.Druce)

Easily identifiable from others of the agesias group by the lack of post-discal spots on the undersides of the forewing. Very rare.

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







 x




Frequency observation chart: (S marks the usual occurences, H marks an unusually high occurence, F for first record)

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above photos 15 Mac 2016 @ 12:57

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Arhopala ammonides chunsu (Fruhstorfer)

Rare butterflies of undisturbed lowland forests. Very tiny and inconspicuous - they have a tendency to stay in open spaces by medium height bushes under dark understorey and only flies when disturbed.

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












Frequency observation chart: (S marks the usual occurences, H marks an unusually high occurence, F for first record)

2016
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Mac
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 S2(F)










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Above photos 12 Mac 2016 @ 14:52. Note that the tornal area has no metalmark compared to A. ammon.