View Full Version : First record of Famegana alsulus (Lycaeninae) for Koh Phangan, Thailand

21-Dec-2011, 04:12 PM
After a control in the exhaustive website of my friend Les I can confirm the presence in KPG of the not common Black-spotted Grass Blue, a small and not particularly attractive small Lycaenidae.

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7032/6547709835_0ab3ba78eb_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/angiud/6547709835/)
The Black-spotted Grass Blue (http://www.flickr.com/photos/angiud/6547709835/)

Is monsoon time and the weather is not the best, with daily showers and my almost daily hunt is slowing down (and the butterflies too...), but today, during a weather break, I got a few pictures of the usual suspects and this new one. So...mission accomplished :cheers:

Painted Jezebel
21-Dec-2011, 04:32 PM
Congratulations, Antonio. I saw one, myself, last Saturday, the first for some time. It is easy to mistake it for a Pygmy Grass Blue, unless you get up close to it.

They do, sometimes, have two black spots on the hindwing, as below.

27-Dec-2011, 11:52 PM
Congrats! :) Beautiful composed shot of this butt, you must have been really excited!