Tuesday, July 13, 2010

More Plain Tigers eclosed

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.


Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Back to Gopeng – Part II

Continue from Part I ..

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.Troides brookiana albescens-MYKualaWor_20100630_D8759-640Troides brookiana albescens-MYKualaWor_20100630_D8717-640
Male Malayan Birdwing (Troides amphrysus), not uncommon in the state of Perak, Troides amphrysus ruficollis (m)-MYGuaTempurong_20100629_D8340

Female Common Birdwing (Troides helena cerberus).Troides helena cerberus -f eumagos-MYGopeng_20100628_D8198
We saw Banded Peacock (Papilio palinurus palinurus) on 2 separate occasions.Papilio palinurus palinurus-MYGuaTempurong_20100701_D8938-640

Female Great Mormon form esperi (Papilio memnon).Papilio memnon agenor -f esperi-MYGuaTempurong_20100629_D8419

White Dragontail (Lamproptera curius), locally common.  We saw > 10 individuals this trip. A lifer for me !Lamproptera curius curius-MYGuaTempurong_20100629_D8543-640

Red-Spot Marquis (Bassarona recta monilis) – Another lifer.Bassarona recta monilis-MYGuaTempurong_20100701_D8926-340

The Siamese Black Prince (Rohana parisatis siamensis) - This is different from the Tokin Black Prince (Rohana tonkiniana siamensis) I saw in Thailand. Another lifer.Rohana parisatis siamensis-MYGuaTempurong_20100629_D8440Rohana parisatis siamensis-MYGuaTempurong_20100629_D8446

Orchid tit (Chliaria othona) - This uncommon lycaenid was photographed at Adeline’s Rest House and the Villa. Another lifer.Chliaria othona othona-MYGopeng_20100701_D8997

Dark Cupid (Tongeia potanini), Another lifer.Tongeia potanini glycon-MYGuaTempurong_20100629_D8460

The Banded Angle (Odontoptilum pygela)Odontoptilum pygela pygela-MYGuaTempurong_20100629_D8507-640

Great Orange Awlet (Burara etelka) photographed at Adeline’s Rest House.Burara etelka-MYGopeng_20100628_D8098


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Sunday, July 4, 2010

Back to Gopeng – Part I

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 Rest House consists of wooden huts on stilts. They are simple, rustic and comfortable.20100628_DSC01410 That is me taking a rest under our hut.20100628_DSC01412

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 !

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View of the villas at night.20100630_DSC0154720100630_DSC01522

A new large and spacious kitchen that allows Adeline to cook up a storm.20100629_DSC01491

A very spacious and bright dining area that can easily accommodate more than 50 pax.20100629_DSC01481

Panoramic view of the  dining area with villas on the left.20100629_DSC01506

The new common washroom with a cascading waterfall entrace !20100629_DSC01489 

The food at Adeline’s place is superb as usual.  I’ll let the photos do the talking :

Now is the Durian season and Adeline’s Rest House and Villa are surrounded by Durian trees. Every morning, we went looking for Durian and we had Durians during breakfast, tea and supper everyday !Durian-20100630_DSC01537Durian-20100702_DSC01588 Durian-20100629_DSC01507

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=> April 2009 Rajah Brooke’s trip - Gopeng
=> July 2009 Rafflesia trip - Gopeng