Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Skippers of Langkawi
Continue from my previous post.
Awls belong to the subfamily Coeliadinae of the larger Hesperiidae (skippers) family. They usually like to flit and feed on concrete surfaces in the early morning. True enough, this Orange Tailed Awl (Bibasis sena uniformis) kept teasing me near a hunt. It finally settled on a stone looking for something nice to feed on.
We didn't get to see many skippers in this trip but seeing and taking a few shots of this most beautiful and spectacular skipper, a female Pirdana hyela at Datai really made this trip to Langkawi very worthwhile.
Once again, many thanks to CH for booking the flight and the hotel for us early. Thanks Mr Teo for your selfless sharing of your knowledge of butterflies with us - also, a big thank you for saving me from getting into a big trouble on the day when we were at the Seven Well Waterfall. I hope I have the privilege and honour to travel with you guys to Langkawi again this year.