Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Butterfly galore @ CCNR

Brief visit to the central catchment, as my friend wanted to show me the seeds pods of the native Archidendron jiringa tree, relative to the petai tree aka Parkia speciosa :) They smelled alike too.

archidendron jiringa (2)
Archidendron jiringa
archidendron jiringa
Archidendron jiringa seed pods and leaves
 Drove around the vicinity afterwards to look around for other wildlife :)
female cruiser
First time seeing the female Cruiser (Vindula dejone erotella) - feeding on Ixora sp.
Archduke (Lexias pardalis dirteana) puddling on the forest floor before it was disturbed by cyclists...
branded imperial
Branded Imperial (Eooxylides tharis distanti) - a small but spiffy looking butterfly, I liked the way it flies, 'hopping' around like a little bunny
burmese bush brown

I suspect this little fellow to be a Purple Bush Brown (Mycalesis orseis nautilus)

clerodendrum sp.
Clerodendrum thomsoniae - cultivated and planted near the golf course at edge of the reserve
common bluebottle

Common Bluebottle (Graphium sarpedon luctatius) ovipositing on Cinnamomum iners

common lascar

Common Lascar (Pantoporia hordonia hordonia)

malayan plum judy

Malayan Plum Judy (Abisara saturata kausambiodes) - a very puny little butterfly

rustic (2)

First time seeing a Rustic (Cupha erymanthis lotis) - feeding on Leea indica flowers


Rustic (Cupha erymanthis lotis) close-up

snow flat

Common Snow Flat (Tagiades japetus atticus) hiding under a leaf - it was tedious trying to get a shot

spotted black crow

Spotted Black Crow (Euploea crameri bremeri), crows rarely open their wings to showcase their upper side, I am really pleased to get this shot :D

tawny palmfly

Another first - Tawny Palmfly (Elymnias panthera panthera)!!

yellow vein lancer

Yellow Vein Lancer (Pyroneura latoia latoia), quite commonly seen especially on Leea indica flowers


Hope you have enjoyed the beautiful butterflies pictures, just like I have enjoyed my fieldtrip :))

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