Sunday, August 20, 2017
Critters at the Aberdeen Country Park in Hong Kong (Part 1)
Abderdeen Country Park is the nearest country park from where I am putting up in the southern part of Hong Kong island. I visited the park quite a number of times.
The Parantica aglea is a permannet resident of the park. The purplish blue Ageratum conyzoides flowers near the entrance to the park always provide photographers good shooting opportunities.
The Common Jester (Symbrenthia lilaea lunica) is common during late spring and summer times. The best occasion to photograph them is when they were feeding on wild flowers.
Last year (2016), this shade-loving butterfly Faunis eumeus was abundant in the months between March and May. However, it wasn't the case this year - yes, the number has been quite pathetic so far.
You could see that the wing shape of Asticopterusm jama is rather different from many other butterflies. It is a common skipper that could be found in many country parks.
There is a trail designed mainly for students. Along this trail, we could find quite a number of critters. The Palm Bob (Suastus gremius gremius) is a skipper.