I am better at identifying butterfly species. Normally a fast-flying and alert Pierinae buttefly, Catopsilia pomona pomona (Lemon Emigrant) is seldom photography-friendly in the wild. I was very lucky to find this one resting on a grass blade in a shade.
These are two unattractive but very common butterflies in grassy and wasteland areas. The first dark brown butterfly with prominent eye-spots called ocelli on the underside of both wings is Orsotriaena medus cinerea (Nigger) .I am not 100% sure of the identification of this Mycalesis speices as there are a few similar speices in Singapore. This one is closer to Mycalesis mineus macromalayana (Dark Brand Bush Brown).
Though this was my first sighting of Pieris canidia canidia (Cabbage White) at this place, encountering this skittish white beauty here was not a surprise to me as the larval host plant Cleome rutidosperma is a common weed.
Perhaps with the help of a cooling weather and intermittent sunshine, I was able to stay there long enough to record many species of flora and fauna in this long strip of wasteland.
Other confirmed butterfly speicies sighted from 10 - 1 pm were :
1. Chilasa clytia clytia (Common Mime)
2. Papilio demoleus malayanus (Lime Butterfly)
3. Papilio polytes romulus (Common Mormon)
4. Graphium sarpedon luctatius (Common Bluebottle)
5. Leptosia nina malayana (Psyche)
6. Appias libythea olferna (Striped Albatross)
7. Junonia hedonia ida (Chocolate Pansy)
8. Junonia atlites atlites (Grey Pansy)
9. Junonia almana javana (Peacock Pansy)
10.Junonia orithya wallacei (Blue Pansy)
11.Cethosia cyane (Leopard Lacewing)
12.Jamides celeno aelianus (Common Caerulean) and
some orange and brown colour skippers.