Sunday, November 15, 2009

Hypolimnas bolina bolina unknown form

Sometime in May this year, Simon and I saw a male Great Eggfly that is unlike any of the bolina forms described in BMP.

It has a submarginal white area on the both side of the hindwings and the the white discal area is missing from both side of the hindwings.

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Monday, November 2, 2009

Two new species spotted in my garden !

Last Saturday, a Lemon Emigrant (Catopsilia pomona) was spotted around my garden on the 6th floor. Unfortunately it didn’t stay long enough for me to take a photo.

This morning however, a Blue Glassy Tiger (Ideopsis vulgaris) came and stayed for a few hours on my Heliotropium indicum plant.

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With this 2 new species, the butterfly count in my garden is now in two digits – 10 !

The other butterflies which I am trying to attract to my garden are – Common Mormon, Common Tiger, Plain Tiger and Common Birdwing.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Delias hyparete ovipositing

Yesterday morning, a female Painted Jezebel come to my garden to lay eggs on the mistletoe (Dendrophthoe pentandra) growing on my Sui Wrightia religiosa


I grabbed my camera and managed to video it laying eggs on the mistletoe leaf.