Malayan Eggfly is rather common and it can be found near forest fringe.
Along the same stretch of the forest trail, I accidentally intruded the privacy of these two flies. This stink bug (?) with a long feeler was hiding underneath a grass blade. The head section looks rather unique to me.
Mikania micrantha (mile-a-minute) (Family Asteraceae/Compositae) is an invasive climbing weed that grows in open grounds and the edge of the forest. This noxious weed is usually not welcome by gardeners but insects in the wild love it so much.
On my return trip, I bumped into some puddling butterflies. I saw two Graphium sarpedon luctatius (Common Bluebottle) puddling on the ground. Trying to vary my shots, I tilted my camera to create a diagonal composition for this shot. A very attractive butterfly, Common Bluebottle is a strong and fast-flyer. On a sunny day, we could see them speeding past you at the ground level along forest trails.
Male Cruiser can be easily identified as both the upper and underside of the wings are orange in colour with wavy black markings along the margin. Female Cruiser looks very different from the male and is rarer.
Doleschallia bisaltide australis (Autumn Leaf) is very strong on the wing . This shot shows the subspecies australis which was not recorded by local butterfly watchers in the early days. It has become a very common species in the wild. Usually a very skittish and alert butterfly species, Catopsilia pomona pomona (Lemon Emigrant) can be found both in the forest and urban areas. There was an explosion of Prosotas nora superdates (Common Line Blue). On one particular spot along the bicycle trail in our nature reserves, there was at least a dozen of them puddling and fluttering near the ground.
A few minutes later, another similar looking and fast-flying huge dragonfly appeared from nowhere and started laying eggs.It would have been a better Good Friday if the weather had not turned bad in the early afternoon. Anyway, it was still a very fruitful outing for me.