Saturday, May 7, 2011

Jewels from Fraser’s Hill, May 2011

This is my 2nd trip to Fraser’s Hill this year and one of my all time best ! The best because we had the pleasure to feast on the authentic and BEST ‘Mao Shan Wang’ (Gua Musang) durian in Malaysia and I saw many spectacular and rare butterflies out of which 2 are lifer* for me :

  • Graphium empedovana
  • Chilasa paradoxa aenigma -f. eucyana
  • Lamproptera, most likely L. meges.
  • Ixias pyrene alticola
  • Amathuxidia amythaon dilucida
  • Sumalia daraxa theoda
  • Hestina nama nama*
  • Prothoe franck uniformis*

Here are some butterfly photos from the trip :

Female Yellow Orange Tip (Ixias pyrene alticola)a subspecies found on highland, the female can be easily mistaken for other pierinae. Ixias pyrene alticola (f)-MYFH_20110501_D0610-640

The Banded Puffin (Appias pandione lagela)– a common pierinae at Fraser’s hill. Appias pandione lagela-MYFHNewRoad_20110429_D0338-640
The Yellow Glassy Tiger- a common butterfly at Fraser’s Hill. Parantica aspasia aspasia-MYFHRaub_20110430_D0498-640

The Striped Blue Crows, sipping seepage from on rock surface.

Euploea mulciber mulciber-MYFHRaub_20110430_D0484-640

The Blue Begum and Koh-I-Noor – both are rare and were sighted at the same location ! Awesome !
Prothoe franck uniformis-MYFHRaub_20110430_D0532-480Amathuxidia amythaon dilucida-MYFHRaub_20110501_D0641-480

Staff Sergeant (Athyma selenophora selenophora)
Athyma selenophora amharina-MYFHNewRoad_20110429_D0330-640
The Green Commodore (Sumalia daraxa theoda) -
A highland species which like to settle high above ground, can be mistaken for a small G. sarpedon. This is the first time I managed to photograph this species.
Sumalia daraxa theoda-MYFHNewRoad_20110429_D0279-360

The Common Nawab - common but always a joy to watch and photograph.Polyura athamas athamas-MYFHNewRoad_20110429_D0303-640

The Circe – flies and looks like a Chestnut Tiger ! It will trick all but the true expert. RARE ! Jackpot !!Hestina nama nama-MYFHRaub_20110501_D0643

The Larger Yamfly (Loxura cassiopeia cassiopeia)Loxura cassiopeia cassiopeia-MYFHRaub_20110430_D0523-640
The White Banded Awl
– one of the more colourful Awls.Hasora taminatus malayana-MYFHRaub_20110501_D0630-1024

and last but not least the authentic Mao Shan Wang durian.

2 comments:

bizandlegis said...

Super blog and nice writings

Thanks for all posts

Thanks in advance for coming posts...

Keep writing...............

By

Biz and Legis
Online Legal Service providers with Virtual Legal Service and Legal Process Outsourcing Congratulations

cecillia said...

actual information, all information which is helpful given once for all Specifications and Price Toyota | She is the Snake Dodge Viper ACR Fastest | Latest Price And Specification | Tips And Ideas Kitchen Design Minimalist