Saturday, August 14, 2010

Ixora and Butts

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.


Peacock Pansy.


The more common Chocolate Pansy stuffing its proboscis on the opening of the coralla tube.


Ciliate Blue.

Common Tit.

A skipper, possibly a Great Swift.

Another of the same species.

This Lemon Emigrant was the most difficult to take, fluttering away whenever I came close. Luckily, after awhile it seemed to get used to me and I was able to get some decent shots.

Probably a Short-Banded Sailor. It even tried to drink from the flower buds.


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. :)

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