Thursday, January 5, 2017

Lethe verma robinsoni (Pendlebury)

Endemic to the forested areas of Tanah Rata of the Camerons Highlands in the vicinities of the Parit Falls (formerly Robinson Falls) hence its name, but also found in Gunung Jasar. Smaller than most species of Lethe and has a rather quadrate FW which instantly differentiate it from L. confusa.

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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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 S19

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Above pictures of a specimen found along an open trail under shades of the stream at Parit Falls (formerly Robinson's Falls). 16 Dec 2016 @ 12:15

Saturday, December 24, 2016

The Cardinal, Thamala marciana marciana (Hewitson)

Ressembles a Ticherra in size and appearences but the undersides are unicolorously rich ochreous brown with a light metallic sheen. There is a faint macular post-discal line on the undersides of both wings like those of Ticherra and Cheritra. On the uppersides, the female has an unmistakable bright orange discal patch on dark brown the forewing and the tornal lobe of the hindwing above is bluish grey. The males have red uppersides and a much redder and richer undersides. Thamala marciana is actually closer to Loxura, being classed in Subtribe Loxuriti. Very rare and essentially a canopy dweller but may be found hill topping in certain localities.

Habitat indicator
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WV
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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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 S3S20(F)

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Above pictures of a female visiting Chromolaena odorata: 24 Dec 2016 @ 12:30


Above a larger female 27 Dec 2016 @ 14:15

Compare to a male taken by Sunny Chir from Thailand


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Compare to the undersides of:

Ticherra acte

Cheritra freja