Sunday, January 1, 2012

Butterflies galore in CCNR

Had an awesome trip in CCNR to spend the new year with HL, N, and R. I have been through this stretch of forest many times but this was the first since I started to learn about butterflies seriously. Boy, there were so many species new to me!

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A Malay Lacewing on a Leea indica. The white and yellow patches at the lower portion of the forewing is characteristic of a female.

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An Archduke with its distinctive orange tipped antennae helps to separate it from the Dark Tipped Archduke.

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Probably a Malay Viscount.

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This unimpressive (because of its dull colour) Common Faun kept skirting about the forest floor.

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Surprisingly, we saw many stick insects, about 4 today. They were relatively easy to identify when they were flying because of their pink wings.

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A Common Mormon feeding on an Asystasia gangetica flower.

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An uncommon Rusty Leaf Mistletoe, Scurrula ferruginea growing from a Sendudok.

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This Common Snow Flat was feeding on the bird dropping. Ew…

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First time seeing the fruit of this Campnosperma squamatum.

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What I thought was a figging tree turned out to be Gironniera nervosa after peeping through my binos.

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An unknown aquatic plant with white flowers. Update: This is an exotic plant, Echinodorus palaefolius. Thanks to WF for the ID.

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There were many of these Cruisers but only one allowed me to take a decent shot, because there was an abundance of flowers for it feed, therefore stopping many times to pose for a shot.

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This feeding long tailed macaque made us notice…

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the many fallen ripe fruits of Garcinia sp. (a native Mangosteen species)on the forest floor.

There were so many other butterfly species that we saw today! Its a pity that many were too fast to be captured on camera. Worthy to be back for another trip!

4 comments:

Shawn said...

Great finds, and lovely photographs! Wishing you a Happy New Year!

Siyang said...

Thanks :)

U too!

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