Sunday, May 6, 2012

Erebus ephesperis returns

Saw this Erebus moth outside my apartment yesterday.

Erebus ephesperis -20120502_D01

Another moth that I see frequently in my garden is Hulodes caranae

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Monday, February 6, 2012

Death-head Hawk Moth

Name : Acherontia lachesis (Fabricius, 1798)
Family : SPHINGIDAE Latreille, 1802
Subfamily : Sphinginae Latreille, [1802]
Tribe : Acherontiini Boisduval, [1875]
Larva host plant :Clerodendrum paniculatum (Labiatae), Stachytarpheta indica (Verbenaceae)

Acherontia lachesis-20120206_DN49

Life History Record :
- ?? ?? ????: Larva from Fraser’s Hill, feeds on Clerodendrum sp.
- 11 Jan 2012 : Larva from Lyndi Whye, feeds on variegated Stachytarpheta indica

Date : Jan 2011
Location : Namly Avenue, Bukit Timah, Singapore.
Host Plant : Stachytarpheta indica (Verbenaceae)

5th instar:Acherontia lachesis-20120115_DS42

Pre-pupa:Acherontia lachesis-20120118_DN41

Just pupated:Acherontia lachesis-20120118_DN46

Pupa:Acherontia lachesis-20120119_DN43

Pupation period : 18 days.

Adult:Acherontia lachesis-20120206_DN43

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Visitors to my garden

Here are some recent visitors to my high rise garden.

2011 Nov : A female Peacock Royal (Tajuria cippus) fluttering around my Sui Mei plant which has Dendrophthoe pentandra growing on it.


2012 Jan : A female Painted Jezebel (Delias hyparate) ovipositing on Dendrophthoe pentandra.



2012 Feb : A Chocolate Pansy (Junonia hedonia) was fluttering around my 5th floor garden for 30 mins.  I am surprised to find Chocolate Pansy up on a high rise garden because Chocolate pansy usually flies closed to the ground. I hope it laid some eggs on its hostplant which I have growing in my garden.



2012 Feb ; I found this Cleora sp. moth, measuring 40mm across on the wall outside my apartment.  It stayed there for 3 days before disappearing !Cleora sp-OutsideGanHouse-20120201_DS07-480