Sunday, July 16, 2017

The Pale Imperial, Neocheritra fabronia lina (Eliot, 1959)

Impressive and large Lycaenid confined to montane peaks of the Main Range. Females are brown above and male has a beautiful peacock blue sheen with a brand above the cell on the hindwing upperside. Rare and seasonal.

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)

2016
Jan
Feb
Mac
Apr
May
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Jul
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Sep
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Nov
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2017
Jan
Feb
Mac
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec


 S16


S16 
S5






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















Above pictures of a female: 07 June 2017


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Above pictures of a male: 15 July 2017

Monday, July 3, 2017

Arhopala opalina azata (de Nicéville)

Localised to open wasteland with abundance of the Bamboo orchid, Arundina grammifolia in submontane zone as well as exposed edges of wooded peaks. Flies during mid day light and will nectar. Males have a beautiful lilac blue uppersides with a lavender sheen on the hindwing.

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








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x


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 
S5
 S5

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













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



 S5
S5 
 S5







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













05 Dec 2015 @ 12:35


Above pix of a female from 01 June 2017 @ 13:33




Above pictures of a male from 11 June 2017.