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Marang Trail BIG 18.3.12

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Marang Trail BIG 18.3.12

Postby plain tiger » Sun Mar 18, 2012 10:57 pm

Pictures of the walk and check list :
Started 9:45am, ended 12:30pm
Weather: Initially cloudy, sunny since abt 11am

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All gather..

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Here are the rules

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Looking at the Tiger Beetle

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Tiger Beetle

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Pointing to the guide midway up

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Asystasia the hostplant for 3 butterflies....

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Reach the top of the trail- Mt Faber

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Happening under the Saracca tree...most of the butts seen from here onwards

CHECKLIST : Courtesy of Anuj
Papilionidae
Common Mormon x 3 (2m, 1f)
Common Bluebottle x 1
Common Mime x 3
Pieridae
Common Grass Yellow x 10
Chocolate Grass Yellow x 1
Lemon Emigrant x 5
Striped Albatross x 2
Painted Jezebel x 10
Psyche x 1
Nymphalidae
Plain Nawab x 2
Blue Nawab x 1
King Crow x 1
Commander x 1
Knight x 1
Autumn Leaf x 1 (laying eggs on Asystasia intrusa)
Short Banded Sailor x 2
Common Palmfly x 3
Chocolate Pansy x 2
Leopard x 1
Common Four Ring x 1
Lascar sp x 1
Mycalesis sp x 1
Lycaenidae
Pointed Ciliate x 1
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Pointed Ciliate Blue

Apefly x 3 (1 mating pair on hill top)
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Separated yet united

Common Imperial x 2
Scarce Silverstreak x 1 (laying eggs on Nerium oleander shrubs planted next to Kopsia fruiticosa on top of hill – whole group saw this)
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Scarce Silverstreak wing about to open
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Scarce Silverstreak wing open

Plain Plushblue x 1 (near the entrance/exit)
Ancyra Blue x 1
Lesser Grass Blue x 1
Hesperiidae
Skipper unID x 1
Butterfly species recorded = 30 species

Others
Humming bird moth caterpillar x 1
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Hummingbird moth caterpillar on Paederia foetida hostplant
Oleander Hawk moth caterpillars x 2
Praying mantis x 1
Sting Bug x 1
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Stink bug

Tiger beetle x 1 (see above)

See also Lena's excellent photos : viewtopic.php?f=25&t=1788
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