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Southern Island Recce trip 21.11.10 - Butterfly Survey

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Southern Island Recce trip 21.11.10 - Butterfly Survey

Postby plain tiger » Wed Nov 24, 2010 12:17 pm

List of Butts seen as follows :
Pulau Hantu Besar :
1. Lesser Grass Blue, Zizina otis lampa (predominant species, plenty-male and female)
2. Blue Pansy, Junonia orithya wallacei(next predominant species, males/females on open grassland with 1.
a/m).
3. Chocolate Pansy, Junonia hedonia ida (1).
4. Common Grass Yellow, Eurema hecabe contubernalis (2-3).
5. Palm Bob, Suastus gremius gremius (1-2).
6. Lemon Emigrant, Catopsilia pomona pomona (2-3 -Large Cassia siamea tree on island).
7. Telicota sp.
(Unconfirmed - dark coloured skipper high up coconut tree)

Pulau Subar Laut (BIg Sister's Island) :
8. Plain Tiger, Danaus chrysippus chrysippus (1-fast flying along the island rock edge-from nearby mainland ?)
9. King Crow, suspect Euploea phaenareta castelnaui (1-forest area middle of island).
10. Short Banded Sailor, Phaedyma columella singa (1-around Sea Almond, Terminalia catappa and
other trees open area).
4. Common Grass Yellow, Eurema hecabe contubernalis (1 -forest edge).
(Unconfirmed - Lycaenidae with tail eg Posy or Brand Imperial-forest area)

Kusu Island :
11. Cycad Blue, Chilades pandava pandava (several on ornamental Sago Palm (Cycas revoluta) entrance
to temple lagoon/ferry terminal).
12. Common Palmfly, Elymnias hypermnestra agina (1-2)
9. King Crow, suspect Euploea phaenareta castelnaui (1-forest area near steps to/fro Malay shrine).
6. Lemon Emigrant, Catopsilia pomona pomona (1- ferry terminal area).
13. Yellow Palm Dart, Cephrene trichopepla (1- on lantana shrubs).

Total : 13, (2 unconfirm)
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