Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Flying Jewels @ Gua Tempurung Part 2

Continue from my previous post.

Tempurung is a popular adventure site for caving activities. When we were there on 1 May afternoon, though the weather was overcast with passing showers the place was still crowded with visitors.

In this post, I should feature the butterfly species that can be found in Singapore.

There were two Chocolate Sailors (Neptis harita harita) frolicking along a row of shrubs behind a mountail trail . This brown Sailor butterfly was usually found in the nature reserves and it is not common in Singapore.A rather skittish bugger, it never gave me a good chance to take a shot of its uppersides.
Lance Sergeant ( Athyma pravara helma) can be found in Singapore forest trails or fringes. The unbroken white forewing cell streak, circular at one end is the characteristic that separates this from many other look-a-like species. The life history was very well-documented here.
Fulvous Pied Flat (Pseudocoladenia dan dhyana) is rather uncommon in Singapore. It is found in a few localised spots in our nature reserves. With a rapid flight, the Fulvous Pied Flat likes to feed on flowers.
Another skittish and alert butterfly, this Perak Lascar (Pantoporia paraka paraka) was found visiting a hedge of shrubs behind an open field.
The three submarginal pale orange lines on the forewing above and the broad orange bands are the main features of this species. In Singapore, it can be found in Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve and Pulau Ubin.
This lethargic Indian Cupid (Everes lacturnus rileyi ) was spotted outside the toilet in an open area on the last day before we headed back to the hotel. It even opened its wings to bask in the sun for us to admire its beautiful uppersides.
This looks like a Yamfly (Loxura atymnus fuconius) to me. It was found in the late afternoon. Some ants seemed like checking out what this was.

Though there were many visitors streaming past a passage way behind the information counter, this Pointed Ciliate Blue ( Anthene lycaenina miya) was brave enough to stay on the edge of a cement wall, oblivious to human traffic. I took a quick shot so that I didn't obstruct the visitors.
Striped Blue Crow, 端紫斑蝶 (Euploea mulciber mulciber) is another species that we can find in Singapore. This guy likes the brickwall very much. I just wonder what was on the wall that attracted the butterfly.
Most of the species I featured here were found around the area behind the building shown in the picture. In my next post, I will feature some amazing butterfly species found in Malaysia but not in Singapore. Related post :

1 comment:

  1. Very Beautiful and Quality picture. Nice and Interesting blog, keep going. Good Job.