Saturday, December 11, 2010
A Short Afternoon Trip To Upper Seletar Reservoir
A short outing to the Upper Seletar Reservoir (USR) Park on an overcast Saturday afternoon didn't present me many opportunities to shoot.
A few Singapore Rhododendron (Melastoma malabathricum) shrubs were growing at this particular spot near the reservoir. I noticed a few wasps each with broad yellow strips on its abdomen feeding on the flowers. This wasp is likely a Parapoly biavaria (Vespidae: Polistinae) which was identified by John .
Not very far away from the wasp, a female Horsfield's Baron (Thaumantis klugius lucipor should be Tanaecia iapis puseda, thanks Khew) was feeding on a dry and fermented fruit of another Singapore Rhododendron shrub. This particular shot was taken from far while she was flapping her wings shortly after she perched on the fruit.