I didn't go for long outings recently due to the unpredictable weather. On two weekends, I dropped by at the usual wild place near the central catchment area to refresh myself.
This brilliantly coloured mammoth moth caterpillar was found along a forest trail. It looks hairy and scary. I wonder what species it is. A very pretty pink dragonfly, this is in fact a male Trithemis aurora is very common in parks and forest streams. I can't differentiate between two look-alike species, Brachydiplax chalybea and Aethriamanta gracilis ?I guess this is Nesoxenia lineata - not a very big dragonfly which was found along the forest edge in the northern part of the water catchment area. This is a dorsal view. When it was on a perch, its wings was spreading out in a rather unique way that I don't usually see on other species.This is a male Orchithemis pulcherrima which was found in a shady water-logged forest floor. Rather alert and flying high at times, it came down to perch on a dry twig for me to take a quick shot. On both short outings, I didn't see many butterflies and other wildlife that I used to see in our forest - I wonder if the super wet weather has made them dormant.