We reached there early so I checked out the herbs and spice garden first. There were quite a number of Plain Tigers (Danaus chrysippus chrysippus) fluttering amongst the showy orange flowers.
Without the larval host plant Asclepias currasavica , Plain Tiger butterfly will not be thriving here.
Before the participants arriving at the park, I was chasing this Striped Blue Crow (Euploea mulciber mulciber). I had to be contented with this long-distance shot because it just refused to let me get closer.
There were many Mottled Emigrants (Catopsilia pyranthe pyranthe) fluttering around the host plant Seven Golden Candlesticks (Senna alata).
I have not seen anyone getting a proper upperside shot of this species so I was lucky to have a glimpse of its upperside.
While the group was moving towards the boardwalk, I spotted this Club Silverline (Spindasis syama terana ) resting on a leaf close to the ground. I quickly snapped some shots and alerted the group to take a look at this beauty.
The session ended around noon and I am glad to notice that many participants including a young boy were able to identify many common species of butterfly fluttering in the park , well done !
After a quick lunch at Changi Village, some of us went over to Pulau Ubin again, hoping to take some pictures of the Wanderer and a newly-discovered skipper Yellow Streak Darter (Salanoemia tavoyana) (see here)
A permanent and common species at Ubin, Coconut Skipper (Hidari irava) is a shade-loving and fast-flying large skipper that you would not miss it.
To wrap up this post, here is a non-butterfly shot - an assassin bug (?) showing us how other smaller insects could become a prey of this merciless critter.