Sunday, May 5, 2013

Flowering Syzygium Trees Part 2

Continue from the last post.

These flowering Syzygium trees were like "canteens" which attracted all kinds of "customers" patronising the "food stalls". The Lemon Emigrant (Catopsilia pomona pomona) is a common butterfly which can be found in our urban parks or forest fringe. There are several forms - I managed to take some quick shots of two different forms of  The Lemon Emigrant.   
The form-alcmeone seems to be the commonest among other forms.
The Common Grass Yellow (Eurema hecabe countubernalis) is one of the most abundant butterflies in Singapore. It an be found almost everywhere so it was not surprise to see a few of  them loitering around the tree.
Whereas The Anderson's Grass Yellow (Eurema andersonii andersonii) is a forest denizen. This particular specimen hung around the flowering tree for a while before I managed to snap a few shots. 
This Chocolate Grass Yellow was rather skittish and alert, always preferring high perch.
A couple of Striped Blue Crow (Euploea mulciber mulciber) were enjoying their late morning meal. Whenever they perched to feed, they would flap its wings a few times. So, I waited patiently for this female to open  her wings and snapped a instinctive shot.     
This is her underside shot.
This is a male Striped Blue Crow and shooting  his undersides was a lot easier as it usually closed his wings and maintained at this posture for a while.  
The Malay Lacewing (Cethosia hypsea hypsina) is a gorgeous butterfly that everyone would like to photograph. This guy came down from the treetop a few times giving me a good chance to capture its magnificent colours and patterns of the wings. 
Of course, lycaenids were among the "customers". This is a Copper Flash (Rapala pheretima sequeria) which took a short rest after a heavy "meal".
There were at least two Ciliate Blues (Anthene emolus goberus) flitting around the tree - a rather pristine specimen attracted my attention. 
I waited patiently for this Colonel (Pandita sinope sinope) to come down from the tree top. But I gave up  eventually as it was "intoxicated" by those new blooms high up.
Nice to meet an old friend at a new "canteen", the Blue Glassy Tiger  (Ideopsis vulgaris macrina) - you can see that the flowers were different. 
  In my next post, I would feature some skippers which also loved to visit the "canteen stalls".    

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