Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Ulu Sembawang Park Connector

This was my second visit to this new park connector in the northern part of Singapore on a cloudy Saturday (23 Apr) afternoon after lunch.

This lycaenid is Gram Blue (Euchrysops cnejus cnejus), a permanent resident of this park connector.
This ground climber is abundant there. I believe it is one of the larval host plants of quite a number of lycaenids including the Gram Blue. We can see some small insects other than the ants on this picture, illustrating a kind of symbiotic relationship but I cannot tell exactly what it is.
The Orange Emigrant (Catopsilia scylla cornelia) is a rather skittish and fast-flying butterfly especially on a hot and sunny day. So taking a shot of this species requires luck. It was a rare occasion to see one resting tamely on its host plant Senna biflora .
Butterflies are cold-blooded animals, they tend to be less active on a cloudy day. This Leopard (Phalanta phalantha phalantha) also succumbed to the gloomy weather - too lazy to react to my presence.
Camacinia gigantea is one of the largest dragonflies in Singapore. This shot shows a young male hanging on a stem in an early afternoon.
In contrast, this male Orchithemis pulcherrima is much smaller.
This park connector is next to the nature reserve so I am quite hopeful that it would give me surprises when I visit this park connector next time.

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