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Butterfly Walk @ Botanic Gardens 23.2.13

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Butterfly Walk @ Botanic Gardens 23.2.13

Postby lenachow » Sat Feb 23, 2013 9:39 pm

Karen, Lemon & Yik Shih
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Taking snaps of Tussock moth caterpillar
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Another Tussock Moth caterpillar - this one has a black "eye/mouth" that opens up when disturbed and later closes again, probably a defence mechanism (see vid of previous sighting : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qCvutKct ... e=youtu.be)
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A hard-to-identify brown skipper, later confirmed as a Full Stop Swift
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We also saw many Orb-web spiders, among which a Black Wood Spider (Nephila kuhlii)
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and a beautiful but tiny Hasselt's Spiny Spider ((Gasteracantha haseltii)
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Re: Butterfly Walk @ Botanic Gardens 23.2.13

Postby anuj » Sat Feb 23, 2013 10:18 pm

Hi,
Thanks for joining the walk. Some butterflies we saw today -

Family: Papilionidae
Common Rose x 1
Common Bluebottle x 1

Family: Pieridae
Painted Jezebel > 3
Lemon Emigrant x 2
Psyche > 2
Common Grass Yellow > 10
Chocolate Grass Yellow > 10

Family: Nymphalidae
Common Palmfly > 5
Chocolate Pansy > 5
Leopard x 1
Bush brown sp x few
Commander x 1
Short Banded Sailor x 1
Common Lascar x 1
Malay Viscount > 3
Malay Baron x 1
Baron x 1
Archduke (males) x 2

Family: Lycaendae
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Family: Hesperiidae
Chocolate Demon > 3
Banded Demon x 1
Caltoris sp (possibly Full Stop Swift) x 1

There should be many more, so feel free to add on.

Cheers,
Anuj
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