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Butterfly Walk at Dairy Farm 23/4/2011

Postby green baron » Sat Apr 23, 2011 4:01 pm

Thanks Amy and KC for the intro and leading the walk. Here are some photos from this morning's walk

1. KC setting up the display board
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2. Simon checking sketches prepared by Amy
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3. Amy giving an intro before the walk
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4. Lena showing the Common Mormon caterpillar
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Re: Butterfly Walk at Dairy Farm 23/4/2011

Postby green baron » Sat Apr 23, 2011 4:10 pm

5. A male Fluffy Tit
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6. Photograping the Fluffy Tit
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7. Plain Nawab is the STAR !
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8. Members photographing the Common Mormons feeding on the Pagoda flowers.
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Re: Butterfly Walk at Dairy Farm 23/4/2011

Postby plain tiger » Sat Apr 23, 2011 11:36 pm

Here's more...
Lena showing caterpillars
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Start off
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All aimed at Common Posy
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Web light up
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At Wallace Trial
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Going for the Fluffy
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Fluffy Tit
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Going for the Plain Nawab
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Closer now
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There she is...
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...elsewhere laid an egg
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On new Albizzia hostplant ?
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Changeable Hawk eagle seen high up
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Yamfly seldom seen
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See also Videos :
Plain Nawab choosing to land, Dairy Farm 23.4.11
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ZW4IjU_8z4

Shooting butterflies at dairy Farm 23.4.11
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=32us1I1dabY

Banded Swallowtail on Pagoda Flower, Dairy Farm 23.4.11...must replay few times
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NBIEzO0O3Ho

Here's most of the butts spotted :
Butts spotted :
1. Zeltus amasa maximinuanus, Fluffy Tit
2. Drupadia ravindra moorei, Common Posy
3. Eurema sari sordalis, Chocolate Grass Yellow
4. Papilio polytes Romulus, Common Mormon
5. Tanaecia pelea lelea, Malay Viscount
6. Euthalia monina monina, Malay Baron
7. Junonia almana javana, Chocolate Pansy
8. Jamides elpis pseudelpis, Common Caerulean
9. Anthene emolias goberus, Ciliate Blue
10. Arhopala sp eg ? A.centarus nakula, Centaur Oak blue
11. Udaspes folus, Grass Demon
12. Potanthus sp.
13. Troides Helena Cerberus,Common Bird wing
14. Papilio iwara iswara, Great Helen
15. Papilio demolion demolion, Banded Swallowtail
16. Graphium sarpedon luctatius, Blue Bottle
17. Pathysa antiphated itamputi, 5 Bar Swordtail
18. Leptosia nina malayana, Psyche
19. Appias libythea olferna, Striped Albatross
20. Catopsilia pomona Pomona, Lemon Emigrant, male
21. Lemon Emigrant, female form crocale
22. Malayan Eggfly
23. Elymnias panthera panthera, Tawny Palmfly
24. Elymnias hypermnestra agina, Common Palmfly
25. Faunis canens arcesilas, Common Faun
26. Polyura hebe plautus, Plain Nawab laying egg and laying arms and head !
(see above video)
27. Junonia hedonia ida, Peacock Pansy
28. Vindula dejone erotelia, Cruiser, male
29. Phaedyma columella singa, Short banded Sailor
30. Lascar sp. Looks like Malayan Lascar high up Albizzia tree, though Common Lascar frequents this area.
31. Loxura atymnus fuconius, Yamfly
32. Odina hieroglyphica ortina, Hieroglyphic Flat


Feel free to add to the list....
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Butterfly list from Butterfly Walk at Dairy Farm 23/4/2011

Postby green baron » Sun Apr 24, 2011 9:59 am

Steven,
I have sorted and cleanup your list.

  1. Troides Helena Cerberus,Common Bird wing
  2. Papilio iwara iswara, Great Helen
  3. Papilio demolion demolion, Banded Swallowtail
  4. Papilio polytes Romulus, Common Mormon
  5. Graphium sarpedon luctatius, Blue Bottle
  6. Pathysa antiphated itamputi, 5 Bar Swordtail
  7. Leptosia nina malayana, Psyche
  8. Appias libythea olferna, Striped Albatross
  9. Catopsilia pomona Pomona, Lemon Emigrant, male
  10. Catopsilia pomona Pomon, female form crocale
  11. Eurema sari sordalis, Chocolate Grass Yellow
  12. Elymnias panthera panthera, Tawny Palmfly
  13. Elymnias hypermnestra agina, Common Palmfly
  14. Faunis canens arcesilas, Common Faun
  15. Vindula dejone erotelia, Cruiser, male
  16. Junonia hedonia ida, Peacock Pansy
  17. Junonia almana javana, Chocolate Pansy
  18. Hypolimnas anomala anomala, Malayan Eggfly
  19. Phaedyma columella singa, Short banded Sailor
  20. Lascar sp. Looks like Malayan Lascar high up Albizzia tree, though Common Lascar frequents this area.
  21. Tanaecia pelea pelea, Malay Viscount
  22. Euthalia monina monina, Malay Baron
  23. Polyura hebe plautus, Plain Nawab laying egg and laying arms and head ! (see above video)
  24. Jamides elpis pseudelpis, Common Caerulean
  25. Anthene emolias goberus, Ciliate Blue
  26. Arhopala sp
  27. Zeltus amasa maximinuanus, Fluffy Tit
  28. Drupadia ravindra moorei, Common Posy
  29. Loxura atymnus fuconius, Yamfly
  30. Udaspes folus, Grass Demon
  31. Potanthus sp.
  32. Odina hieroglyphica ortina, Hieroglyphic Flat
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Re: Butterfly Walk at Dairy Farm 23/4/2011

Postby Laurence Leong » Sun Apr 24, 2011 12:55 pm

Wow! You all saw so many butteflies! Awesome. Well done K C and Amy for leading.
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Re: Butterfly Walk at Dairy Farm 23/4/2011

Postby plain tiger » Sun Apr 24, 2011 6:35 pm

Hi Lawrence, some went back this morning was told added more to the list...Cruiser female, Blue Helen, Ultra flat... Good time to see max number of species esp aft the Wallace Education Ctre garden beyond has Pagoda Fliwers blooming all together !!
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Re: Butterfly Walk at Dairy Farm 23/4/2011

Postby lenachow » Sun Apr 24, 2011 11:51 pm

Yes indeed that's quite an impressive list!

I would also add the Lesser(Pygmy?) Grass Blue to the list...
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and here's the Arhopala that was rather attached to Amy...
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and the Plain Nawab decided to tan its uppersides when it was done posing for the paparazzi...
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Cheers,
Lena
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Re: Butterfly Walk at Dairy Farm 23/4/2011

Postby anuj_o » Tue Apr 26, 2011 12:32 pm

Hi,
I managed to get a shot of the Birdwing fluttering.

Would also like to Knight (Lebadea martha parkeri), Painted Jezebel (Delias hyparete metarete) to the list. Simon saw the Blue Nawab (Polyura schreiber tisamenus).

Cheers,
Anuj
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