Thursday, January 2, 2014

A new beginning in my favourite place :D


Visited the Central Catchment on New Year's Day - a new beginning in my favourite place in Singapore :) I certainly hope that everyday in this new year can be spent fruitfully like my fieldtrips and with a wide array of animals to see and photograph!

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Had breakfast before starting and I spotted an Awl!! I think it is an Orange Tailed Awl (Bibasis sena uniformis)

 Wish i got a better shot before it zipped off into nowhere-to-be-seen land..

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Ficus binnendijkii with syconia!! Exciting!!
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An unknown Ficus species
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A rather queer looking moth
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Starry Bob (Iambrix stellifer) - rare relative of the commonly seen Chestnut Bob

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Pternandra coerulescens fruits

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Cruiser (Vidula dejone erotella) male feeding on Mile-A-Minute (Mikania micrantha) weed.

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Cruiser (Vidula dejone erotella) female!

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Rubus moluccanus - full of little prickles, a nightmare to hold them...
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Fruits of Melastoma malabathricum
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Rubus moluccanus
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Malay Lacewing (Cethosia hypsea hypsina) feeding on Asystasia gangetica weed

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Malay Lacewing (Cethosia hypsea hypsina)

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Cruiser (Vidula dejone erotella) female

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One of the Darts that I have yet to identified.. ID welcomed
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Morinda citrifolia flowers

My friend spotted this small little skipper while we were looking the Noni Tree, at first glance, I thought it was a Banded Demon skipper. But after looking through the pictures, I think we got ourselves a...

Dubious Bar Flitter (Quedara monteithi monteithi)!!!
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Dubious Bar Flitter (Quedara monteithi monteithi)
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Dubious Bar Flitter (Quedara monteithi monteithi)
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Dubious Bar Flitter (Quedara monteithi monteithi)
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Dubious Bar Flitter (Quedara monteithi monteithi)
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Saturn (Zeuxidia amethystus amethystus) - nearly mistook it for a Palm King butterfly :P

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Common Faun (Faunis canens arcesilas)

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Saturn (Zeuxidia amethystus amethystus)

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A far-away shot of The Knight (Lebadea martha parkeri)

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Fallen fruits of the Bhesa paniculata tree
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Bhesa paniculata tree
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Flower buds of Osmelia philippina
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Flower buds of Osmelia philippina

Awesome fieldtrip with awesome company, on a quiet New Year's Day, is a day well-spent :D

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