7 Plain Tigers eclosed today – 4 male and 3 female.
3 flew off when I open the container to check on them and the other four were released near One North.
We saw lots of interesting and rare butterflies. Below are some butterfly photos from the trip.
Rajah Brooke’s Birdwing (Troides brookiana albescens), very common at Gopeng and forest reserves in the state of Perak. They can even be seen at Adeline’s Rest House and Villa.
Male Malayan Birdwing (Troides amphrysus), not uncommon in the state of Perak,
Female Common Birdwing (Troides helena cerberus).
We saw Banded Peacock (Papilio palinurus palinurus) on 2 separate occasions.
Red-Spot Marquis (Bassarona recta monilis) – Another lifer.
The Siamese Black Prince (Rohana parisatis siamensis) - This is different from the Tokin Black Prince (Rohana tonkiniana siamensis) I saw in Thailand. Another lifer.
Orchid tit (Chliaria othona) - This uncommon lycaenid was photographed at Adeline’s Rest House and the Villa. Another lifer.
Last week, a few of us went back to Gopeng for butterfly watching. We stayed at Adeline’s Rest House and later move over to her ‘new and improved’ Adeline’s Villa.
The villa is catered more for those who want to enjoy nature without compromising urban comfort. The villas have attached bathroom, hot water and are air-conditioned !
The new common washroom with a cascading waterfall entrace !