Monday, September 1, 2008

Butterflies of Fraser's Hill - Part II

I will continue from where I left off on Butterflies of Fraser's Hill. Below are more exotic butterflies from Fraser's Hill :


1. Derca verhuelli (The Brimstone butterfly)
This one is very RARE and to the untrained eyes it looks like just another Pieridae. This is a lifer for me. This is the only species of this genus in Malaysia.


2. Triodes brookiana albescens (Rajah Brooke's Birdwing)
This is the king of butterflies in Malaysia. We found this track where RBB plies up and down the track. During one trip we saw >15 flying low along the track and after waiting for what felt like forever, one finally puddles with 2 Papilio memnon.


3. Amblypodia narada
This is another lifer for me. The upperside is deep shining purple-blue, just breath taking !

4. Delias Descombesi (Red Spot Jezebel)
This very pretty Pieridae is very common at Fraser's Hill. It usually stays high up at the canopy ;-( so it is difficult to get close up shot of this butterfly. The male is totally white on the upperside while the female is black dusted on the upperside forewings

to be continue ...

3 comments:

Atsushi said...

Hello, this is my first post. I am always impressed with your passion for butterflies and moths and your generous attitude for sharing so many beautiful pictures and your experiences. I just recently moved to Singapore from Japan(Tokyo). Naturally, I have been so mesmerized and enamored by many beautiful butterflies here, but sometimes saddened by so many rampageous nature of constant land developments here and there. I don't have much chances to explore nature here though, I am planning to visit Fraser's Hill inspired by your reporting articles. Thank you so much. I am looking forward to keep reading your reports and articles here. Take care. Atsushi Yatsuda

Green Baron said...

Yatsuda-san,
Welcome to Singapore. I am pleased that you enjoyed my photos.
There are many places in Singapore where you can watch butterflies. I would recommend Alexandra Hospital Butterfly Trail, Mangrove board walk at Pasir Ris Park, Marang Trail along Telok Blangah road. Drop me an email if you would like to join me for butterfly outing.

Atsushi said...

Thank you for your kind reply, Baron-san.
I enjoyed Mangrove board walk in Paris Ris Park and spoted a lot of Alutumn leaf butteflies which I have never seen before. I have been learning many information and facts of butterfly life in SIngapore and their vegitation.
I am very interested in raising butterflies from a larva, but my limited knowlegde impedes my ambition!
I am very looking forward to joining your butterfly outing if you are all right.

Again, thank you so much for your message.

Yours,
Atsushi Yatsuda

atsuyatsu@gmail.com