Honestly, I didn’t know that our cultivated Ixora attracted so many butterflies. Perhaps it is because I never really take note of butts till recently.
Here are some pictures of them taken around the same time and place in Punggol.
The more common Chocolate Pansy stuffing its proboscis on the opening of the coralla tube.
I wonder what this fly is doing. It obviously can’t reach the nectar deep in the flower without a long proboscis like the butterflies.
Besides butterflies and flies, there were also a lot of wasp-like insects flying around. Perhaps they prey on the butts?
Thanks to Mr Peacock Royal for his help in ID. :)