Butterflies from Borneo 

November 2016 - March 2017

by Hanne Christensen, Kim Jespersen og John Strange Petersen

First update d. 26 november 2016

Last update d. 26 april 2017

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Mount Kinabalu, Sabah, Borneo

d. 26 november 2016

Borneo Birdwing, Troides andromache (Staudinger, 1892) male.. Mount Kinabalu, Borneo october 10, 2016. Photographer; Hanne ChristensenMalayan Anomalous Eggfly, Hypolimnas anomala (Wallace, 1869) male. Poring Hotsprings, Sabah, Borneo october 9, 2016. Photographer; Hanne Christensen

Borneo Birdwing Malayan Anomalous Eggfly
Troides andromache (Staudinger, 1892) male. Hypolimnas anomala (Wallace, 1869) male.
Mount Kinabalu, Bornes Poring Hotsprings, Sabah, Borneo
october 8, 2016. october 9, 2016.
Photographer; Hanne Christensen

Clipper,  Parthenos sylvia borneensis (Staudinger, 1889) male.  Kinabangan Riwer, Borneo october 11, 2016. Photographer; Hanne ChristensenGreat Mormon, Papilio memnon (Linnaeus, 1758) male. Poring Hotsprings, Sabah, Borneo october 9, 2016. Photographer; Hanne Christensen

Clipper Great Mormon
Parthenos sylvia borneensis (Staudinger, 1889) male. Papilio memnon (Linnaeus, 1758) male.
Kinabangan Riwer, Borneo Poring Hotsprings, Sabah, Borneo
october 11, 2016. october 9, 2016.
Photographer; Hanne Christensen

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Grand Imperial, Neocheritra amrita (C. Felder & R. Felder, 1860).  Borneo  april 3, 2015. Photographer; Hanne ChristensenCommon Posy, Drupadia ravindra ssp. surindra (Druce, 1895). Sepilok, Sabah, Borneo october 10, 2016.  Photographer; Hanne Christensen

Grand Imperial Common Posy
Neocheritra amrita (C. Felder & R. Felder, 1860). Drupadia ravindra ssp. surindra (Druce, 1895).
Borneo Sepilok, Sabah, Borneo
april 3, 2015. october 10, 2016.
Photographer; Hanne Christensen

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Raja Brooke's Birdswing, Troides (Trogonoptera) brookiana (Wallace, 1855) male.  Long Iman Longhouse, Mulu Nat. park., Sarawak, Borneo march, 2012.  Photographer; Hanne ChristensenFivebar Swordtail, Graphium antiphates ssp. itamputi (Butler, 1885).  Rumah Jambu, Nanga Sumpa, Borneo october 5, 2016.  Photographer; Hanne Christensen

Raja Brooke's Birdswing, Fivebar Swordtail
Troides (Trogonoptera) brookiana (Wallace, 1855) male. Graphium antiphates ssp. itamputi (Butler, 1885).
Long Iman Longhouse, Mulu Nat. park., Sarawak, Borneo Rumah Jambu, Nanga Sumpa, Borneo
march, 2012. october 5, 2016.
Photographer; Hanne Christensen

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Polka Dot, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Borneo

d. 18 marts 2017

Polka Dot, Borneo d. 18 marts 2017. Fotograf; Kim JespersenPolka Dot, Borneo d. 18 marts 2017. Fotograf; Kim JespersenPolka Dot, Borneo d. 18 marts 2017. Fotograf; Kim JespersenPolka Dot, Borneo d. 18 marts 2017. Fotograf; Kim JespersenBlack and White Helen. Papilio nephalus albolineatus (Forbes, 1885). Polka Dot, Borneo d. 18 marts 2017. Fotograf; Kim Jespersen

Paper Kite Rustic Common Posy Common Posy Black and White Helen
Idea leuconoe Cupha erymanthis Drupadia ravindra Drupadia ravindra Papilio nephalus albolineatus
Polka Dot, Kota Kinabalu, Borneo d. 18 marts 2017. Fotograf; Kim Jespersen
 
Kim Jespersen er guide på Borneo, og her er lidt billeder af hans bagskærm på sit Canon kamera fra d. 18 marts 2017. De skal nok blive skifte ud med bedre billeder senere. I de dage er der i hans gruppe en af mine venner; John S. Petersen med. Glæder mig til at høre mere fra dem.

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Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Borneo

d. 28 marts 2017

Orchid Tit, Chliaria othona mimima (Druce, 1895). Kota Kinabalu, Borneo d. 28 marts 2017. Fotograf; Kim JespersenCyrestis maenalis seminigra (Grose-Smith, 1889). Kota Kinabalu, Borneo d. 28 marts 2017. Fotograf; Kim JespersenJungle Jade, Papilio karna carnatus (Rothschild, 1895).Kota Kinabalu, Borneo d. 28 marts 2017. Fotograf; Kim Jespersen

Orchid Tit Common Mapwing Jungle Jade
Chliaria othona mimima Cyrestis maenalis seminigra Papilio karna carnatus
Kota Kinabalu, Borneo d. 28 marts 2017. Fotograf; Kim Jespersen

Red Harlekin, Paralaxita damajanti. Sukau, Sabah, Borneo d. 19 november 2015. Fotograf; Kim Jespersen

Rød Harlekin, Paralaxita damajanti (Felder, C & R. Felder, 1860).
Sukau, Sabah, Borneo d. 19 november 2015. Fotograf; Kim Jespersen
 
Rød Harlekin, Paralaxita damajanti som er i familien Riodinidae er noget af en gåde. Sommerfugle bruger strålende farver til mange forskellige formål - at tiltrække sig opmærksomhed fra arts-fæller, at reklamere for deres ubehagelig smag, eller at forvirre, overraske eller advare flyvende prædatore.

De fleste Riodinier er stærk territoriale, hvor de optager et blad i sollyset, hvor deres farver kan ses reflektere i lyset. Dog Ikke denne art i slægten Paralaxita, som normalt kun ses som en silhuet i den mørke underskov, hvor dens er flyvning er så hurtig og uregelmæssig, at det er næsten umuligt at se, hvor den er.

Forklaringen på dens enestående udseende kan forbindes til den kendsgerning, at insekter kan se langt ud over det synlige spektrum, i det ultraviolette lysspektre. I halvmørke er sommerfuglen næsten usynlige for pattedyr, krybdyr eller fugles øjne, hvor dens karakteristiske mønster og kontrastfarver kan gemme ultraviolette mønstre, som kun er synlige for artsfæller, for de kan finde hinanden.

Habitats: Denne art forekommer i tæt regnskov i højder mellem ca. 200 til 1200 m.

Slægten Paralaxita indeholder 4 arter - damajanti, telesia, orphna og dora. Der er 2 andre nært beslægtede slægter med meget lignende arter i slægten Laxita, og Taxila. Alle arter i disse 3 slægter er begrænset til den geografiske region Sundaland, som omfatter Thailand, halvø Malaysia, Sumatra, Borneo, Palawan og Java.

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Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Borneo

d. 18 - 26 marts 2017

Paper Kite, Idea leuconoe. Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Borneo d. 18 marts 2017. Fotograf; John S. Petersen

Paper Kite, Idea leuconoe. Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Borneo d. 18 marts 2017. Fotograf; John S. Petersen

Clipper, Parthenos sylvia borneensis (Staudinger, 1889) male.  Sepilok Nature Resort, Sabah, Borneo d. 22 marts 2017. Fotograf; John S. Petersen

Clipper, Parthenos sylvia borneensis. Sepilok Nature Resort, Sabah, Borneo d. 22 marts 2017. Fotograf; John S. Petersen

Red Harlekin, Paralaxita damajanti. Sukau Rainforest Lodge, Sabah, Borneo d. 23 marts 2017. Fotograf;  John S. Petersen

Red Harlekin, Paralaxita damajanti. Sukau Rainforest Lodge, Sabah, Borneo d. 23 marts 2017. Fotograf; John S. Petersen

Faunis gracilis (Butler, 1867).  Sukau Rainforest Lodge, Sabah, Borneo d. 23 marts 2017. Fotograf;  John S. Petersen

Faunis gracilis. Sukau Rainforest Lodge, Sabah, Borneo d. 23 marts 2017. Fotograf; John S. Petersen

Common Arcduke, Lexias pardalis borneensis (Tsukada, 1991) male.  Sukau Rainforest Lodge, Sabah, Borneo d. 23 marts 2017. Fotograf;  John S. Petersen

Common Arcduke, Lexias pardalis borneensis. Sukau Rainforest Lodge, Sabah, Borneo d. 23 marts 2017. Fotograf; John S. Petersen

Malay Baron, Euthalia monina ilka (Fruhstorfer, 1899). Sukau Rainforest Lodge, Sabah, Borneo d. 23 marts 2017. Fotograf;  John S. PetersenAppias (Phrissura) aegis (C. & R. Felder, 1861). Sukau Rainforest Lodge, Sabah, Borneo d. 23 marts 2017. Fotograf;  John S. PetersenMalay Lacewing, Cethosia hypsea (Doubleday, 1847). Sukau Rainforest Lodge, Sabah, Borneo d. 23 marts 2017. Fotograf;  John S. PetersenBlack and White Helen. Papilio nephalus albolineatus (Forbes, 1885). Sukau Rainforest Lodge, Sabah, Borneo d. 23 marts 2017. Fotograf;  John S. Petersen

Malay Baron Forest White Malay Lacewing Black and White Helen
Euthalia monina ilka female. Appias (Phrissura) aegis cynis female. Cethosia hypsea. Papilio nephalus albolineatus.
Sukau Rainforest Lodge, Sabah, Borneo d. 23 marts 2017. Fotograf; John S. Petersen

Blue Begum, Prothoe franck borneensis (Fruhstorfer, 1913). Sukau Rainforest Lodge, Sabah, Borneo d. 23 marts 2017. Fotograf;  John S. PetersenTawny Bush-Brown, Mycalesis anapita fucentia (Fruhstorfer, 1911). Sukau Rainforest Lodge, Sabah, Borneo d. 23 marts 2017. Fotograf;  John S. Petersen

Blue Begum Tawny Bush-Brown
Prothoe franck borneensis (Fruhstorfer, 1913). Mycalesis anapita fucentia (Fruhstorfer, 1911).
Sukau Rainforest Lodge, Sabah, Borneo d. 23 marts 2017. Fotograf; John S. Petersen

Plains Cupid, Chilades pandava (Horsfield, 1829). Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Borneo d. 18 marts 2017. Fotograf; John S. PetersenBlue Glassy Tiger, Ideopsis vulgaris majasa (van Eecke, 1914)..  Sepilok Nature Resort, Sabah, Borneo d. 21 marts 2017. Fotograf; John S. PetersenGreat Eggfly, Hypolimmas bolina (Linnaeus, 1758).  Mount Kinabalu, Sabah, Borneo d. 20 marts 2017. Fotograf; John S. Petersen

Plains Cupid Blue Glassy Tiger Great Eggfly
Chilades pandava. Ideopsis vulgaris majasa. Hypolimmas bolina.
Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Borneo Sepilok Nature Resort, Sabah, Borneo Mont Kinabalu, Borneo
d. 18 marts 2017. d. 22 marts 2017. d. 20 marts 2017.
Fotograf; John S. Petersen

Singapore d. 29 marts 2017. Fotograf;  John S. Petersen

Autumn Leaf, Doleschallia bisaltide. Singapore d. 29 marts 2017. Fotograf; John S. Petersen

Tiger Palmfly, Elymnias nesaea ssp. hypereides (Fruhstorfer, 1903).Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Borneo d. 26 marts 2017. Fotograf; John S. PetersenKota Kinabalu, Sabah, Borneo d. 26 marts 2017. Fotograf; John S. PetersenPlain Puffin,, Appias indra aemilia (Fruhstorfer, 1910). Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Borneo d. 26 marts 2017. Fotograf; John S. Petersen

Tiger Palmfly, Bright Red Velvet Bob, Plain Puffin,
Elymnias nesaea hypereides. Koruthaialos sindu. Appias indra aemilia?
Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Borneo d. 26 marts 2017. Fotograf; John S. Petersen

Psyche, Leptosia nina ssp. malayana (Fruhstorfer, 1910). Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia d. 16 marts 2017. Fotograf; John S. Petersen

Psyche, Leptosia nina ssp. malayana (Fruhstorfer, 1910). Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia d. 16 marts 2017. Fotograf; John S. Petersen

Pierrot, Caleta manovus (Fruhstorfer, 1918). Mont Kinabalu, Borneo d. 20 marts 2017. Fotograf;  John S. PetersenQuaker, Neopithecops zalmora (Butler, 1870). Mont Kinabalu, Borneo d. 20 marts 2017. Fotograf;  John S. PetersenStriped Albatross, Appias libythea (Fabricius, 1775). Mont Kinabalu, Borneo d. 20 marts 2017. Fotograf;  John S. PetersenCommon Tree Nymph, Idea stolli ssp. alcine (Fruhstorfer, 1910). Sepilok Nature Resort, Sabah, Borneo d. 21 marts 2017. Fotograf;  John S. Petersen

Pierrot, Quaker, Striped Albatross, Common Tree Nymph,
Caleta manovus. Neopithecops zalmora. Appias libythea. Idea stolli ssp. alcine.
Mont Kinabalu, Borneo Mont Kinabalu, Borneo Mont Kinabalu, Borneo Sepilok Nature Resort, Sabah, Borneo
d. 20 marts 2017. d. 20 marts 2017. d. 20 marts 2017. d. 21 marts 2017.
Fotograf; John S. Petersen

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Nepal; birds and butterflies by Lars Andersen November 1995 & February 2000.

Ghana; Butterflies by Henrik Bloch and Jan Flindt Christensen January 2006.

China; Butterflies from Hainan by Henrik S. Larsen October 2007.

Thailand; Butterflies from Koh Samui by Erni Boesen January 2011.

India and Nepal; birds and butterflies by Troells Melgaard February 2011.

Thailand; Butterflies by Henrik S. Larsen February 2016.

Thailand; Butterflies by Nikolaj Kleissl March 2016.

Zambia; Butterflies by Lisbeth Borup March 2016.

Borneo; Butterflies by Hanne Christensen 2016. Kim Jespersen and John S. Petersen 2017.

Morocco; birds and butterflies by Erling Krabbe March 2017.

São Tomé; birds & butterflies trip by Erling Krabbe January 2018.

Sri Lanka; birds & butterflies trip by Knud Ellegaard January 2018.

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