Sunday, March 31, 2013

Chiang Dao Butterflies March 2013 - Lycaenidae Part 2

Part two of the Lycaenidae

Subfamily: Lycaeninae

Common Purple Sapphire Heliophorus epicles
Subfamily: Theclinae
Large Long-banded Silverline Cigaritis seliga
Yellow Tinsel Catapaecilma subochrea
Common Imperial Cheritra freja
Chocolate Royal Remelana jangala
Common Tit Hypolycaena erylus
Fluffy Tit Hypolycaena amasa
Orchid Tit Hypolycaena othona othona
Copper Flash Rapala pheretima

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Chiang Dao Butterflies March 2013 - Lycaenidae Part 1

The Lycaenidae are another very large family, with many species recorded in Thailand, and include the many and difficult to identify Blues of which there are very many!! 

Subfamily: Riodininae
Common Punchinello Zemeros flegyas
Subfamily: Curetinae
Angled Sunbeam Curetis acuta dentata

Subfamily: Polyommtinae
Banded Blue Pierrot Discolampa ethion
Elbowed Pierrot Caleta elna
Common Red Pierrot Talicada nyseus
Black-spotted Cupid Tongeia ion
A rare Thai butterfly
center Common Hedge Blue Acytolepis puspa
Tiny Grass Blue Zizula hylax
Plain Cupid Chilades pandava pandava
Forget-me-not Catochrysops strabo strabo
Zebra Blue Leptotes plinius
Peablue Lampides boeticus
Common Cerulean Jamides celeno 
White Line Blue Nacaduba angusta
Large Fourline Blue Nacaduba pactolus
Barred Lineblue Prosotas aluta
White-banded Pierrot Niphanda asialis
All photos taken at Chiang Dao 3rd-22nd March 2013

Chiang Dao Butterflies March 2013 - Nymphalidae Part 2

The second batch of Nymphalidae butterflies, photographed at Chiang Dao 3rd-22nd March 2013 

Subfamily: Limenitidinae
Common Sailor Neptis hylas
Studded Sergeant Athyma asura
Black-veined Sergeant Athyma ranga
Orange Staff  Sergeant Athyma cama cama
White Commodore Parasarpa dudu dudu
Common Commander Moduza procris
Clipper Parthenos parthenos
Common Earl Tanaecia julii
Gray Count Cynitia lepidea
male Common Archduke Lexias pardalis
Subfamily: Cyrestinae
Common Map Cyrestis thyodamas thyodamas
Subfamily: Apaturinae
male Indian Purple Emperor Mimathyma ambica
female Indian Purple Emperor Mimathyma ambica
The Siren Hestina persimilis persimilis
Subfamily: Nymphalinae
Blue Admiral Kaniska canace 
Common Jester Symbrenthia lilaea
Himalayan Jester Symbrenthia hypselis
Chocolate Pansy Junonia iphita
Lemon Pansy Junonia lemonias lemonias
Yellow Pansy Junonia hierta hierta
Autumn Leaf Doleschallia bisaltide
Indian Leaf Butterfly Kallima inachus
Subfamily: Libytheinae
Club Beak Libythea myrrha

Friday, March 29, 2013

Chiang Dao Butterflies March 2013 - Nymphalidae Part 1

The Nymphalid are a big family which comprises of a dozen sub-families, which include the Tigers, Browns, Ringlets, Nawabs, rajahs and Fritillaries.

Once again all photos from Chiang Dao between March 3rd and 22nd

Subfamily: Danainae
Chocolate Tiger Parantica melaneus
Striped Blue Crow Euploea mulciber mulciber
Subfamily: Satyrinae
Common Treebrown Lethe rohira rohira
Banded Treebrown Lethe confusa confusa
Red-tailed Forester Lethe sinorix sinorix
Talbot's Fivering Ypthima akbar
Malayan Fivering Ypthima nebulosa
White-line Bushbrown Mycalesis malsara
Subfamily: Charaxinae
Common Nawab Polyura athama
Great Nawab Polyura eudamippus
Three Shan Nawab Polyura nepenthes nepenthes
single Great Nawab Polyura eudamippus 
Black Rajah Charaxes solon
Scarce Tawny Rajah Charaxes aristogiton aristogiton
Subfamily: Heliconiinae
Red Lacewing Cethosia biblis
Common Leopard Phalanta phalanta phalanta
The Rustic Cupha erymanthis erymanthis
The Vagrant Vagrans sinha sinha
Common Cruiser Vindula erota erota