In addition to the Rajah Brooke’s Birdwing, we also saw many magnificent and rare butterflies :
1. Doleschallia bisaltide continentalis (Autumn Leaf)
This subspecies is probably a migrant from Thailand and is synonym for Doleschallia bisaltide siamensis. The other more common subspecies being Doleschallia bisaltide partipa and Doleschallia bisaltide australis (which is also a migrant).
3. Ideopsis similis and Tirumala septentrionis (Dark Blue Tiger)
I. similis is rare and is a lifer for me !
4. Thaumantis odana and Melanocyma faunula (Pallid faun)
Unlike at Fraser’s Hill where the Pallid Faun are always perching high up on the tree, the Pallid faun here seems to be more friendly and flies very low and perches at eye level. We saw 3 on one single trip
5. Catapaecilma major (Gray Tinsel) and
Rapala pheretima (Copper Flash)
The Gray Tinsel is a 5-STAR !
6. Koruthaialos sindu (The Bright Red Velvet Bob) and
Pseudocoladenia dan (Fulvous Pied Flat)
The Bright Red Velvet Bob is not uncommon at the the fringe of forest.
We also saw 3 species of day flying ‘Tiger Moth’ on the last day ! These moths belong to the Geometridae family, Geometrinae subfamily and Dysphaniini tribe.
You can see the other Dysphania moths in my Dysphania Flickr album.