After 2 days at Maxwell Hill, we headed south to Fraser’s Hill, our favorite highland get away.
Oct-Nov is the 2nd durian season in Malaysia and the road from Maxwell to Fraser’s was lined with stalls selling durians. The durians were dirt cheap, going for RM3-5 each. We stopped along the road and ate till our heat’s content and ‘ta pao’ some to Frasers. The durians were soooo good and we paid only RM40 for 10 !
On our way up the hill we saw both the male and female Wanderer - Pareronia valeria lutescens ! The female mimics the Yellow Glassy Tiger – Parantica aspasia aspasia.
By the time we reached our bungalow, the whole place was surrounded by mist !
The next day we headed to our favorite Raub waterfall.
There I saw my butterfly lifer of the trip – a very rare male Elymnias esaca andersonii. Unlike the larvae of other Elymnias which feed on Palms, this one feeds on the Bamboo Orchid - Arundina graminifolia !
The weather was less than ideal for moths but I still had many moth lifers. This hawkmoth - Acherontiini Agrius which we only noticed when we were packing up our moth screen, is the #47 hawkmoths we have recorded at Fraser’s Hill.
other intersting moths we saw include :
This is my 5th and last trip to Fraser’s Hill for 2009 and I look forward to going back there next year.