Saturday, April 24, 2010

April Fraser’s Hill trip

A few of us went to Fraser’s Hill in April. The weather at Fraser’s Hill was still cold and misty in the morning.MYFH_20100414_D6391-360

In the evening, the sunset was mesmerizing ..

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We have a fantastic view of the sunset right from the living room.  Below, Amy is taking photo of the sunset just before dinner was served.

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We saw lots of butterflies and everyone had a great time taking photo of species which are not commonly seen at lower elevation.

Amy and Laurence shooting the Red Spot Jezebel (Delias descombesi eranthos).  See Laurence’s photo of this beauty here.

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We chanced upon another rare species, the Common Jester (Symbrenthia lilaea luciana) near our bungalow.MYFH_20100415_DS0513-360

At one of our favorite haunts, we had a very cooperative Orange Albatross (Appias nero figulina) posing for photograph.MYFH_20100416_DS0563-640 

This trip I saw 4 lifers :
- Charaxes durnfordi dumfordi – This is a 5-STAR !
- Euthalia malaccana malaccana
- Symbrenthia lilaea luciana
- Scobura woolletti

I also saw the very rare  Graphium empedovava !

Other species I saw include :

Yasoda pita dohertyi (Malayan Branded Yamfly)Yasoda pita dohertyi-MYFH_20100415_D6472-640
Loxura cassiopeia cassiopeia (The Larger Yamfly)Loxura cassiopeia cassiopeia-MYFHRaub_20100416_D6810-360
Symbrenthia lilaea luciana (The Common Jester)Symbrenthia lilaea luciana-MYFH_20100415_D6512-640 
Kallima limborgii amplirufa (The Indian Leaf butterfly)  Kallima limborgii amplirufa-MYFHRaub_20100416_D6923-640
Idea hypermnestra linteata ( The Tree Nymph )Idea hypermnestra linteata-MYFHRaub_20100416_D6885-320

Scobura woolletti (Brown Forest Bob)- A small skipper that resembles the Chestnut Bob Scobura woolletti-MYFHRaub_20100416_D6797-640
Pareronia valeria lutescens (The Wanderer)Pareronia valeria lutescens-MYFHRaub_20100416_D6817-640
Papilio helenus helenus (The Red Helen) - a very common Papilio at this part of Malaysia.Papilio helenus helenus-MYFHRaub_20100416_D6867-640

Papilio nephelus sunatus (The Black and White Helen) – They are very common as well. I saw at least 8 of them in 2 hours.
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You can see more photo of butterflies from Fraser’s Hill here.