Sunday, 28 March 2010

AH again

I was at AH today, a last minute decision. I was lucky
to get a good shot of this non-stop flyer, the common rose.
It was flying around, tasting leaves with its legs, and finally
laid an egg on this Indian Birthwort sapling.

A centaur oakblue, was also about. These lycaenids
are always present @ AH, but are skittish at times.

After walking around, covered in mosquitoes, and
waiting for butterflies that did not rest, this common
birdwing finally came down.

They use their forewings to hover, and the hindwings
stay relatively still.
When looking around, I spotted this common grass yellow
pupa on a peacock flower plant.

However, the pupa has gone bad. The abdomen is
black. And it will......will...rott in there. :(
Anyway, I'll put a nice grasshopper to end off.

Please comment.


  1. Great macro shots! #1, #3 and #5 are really good.

  2. Thnx Shawn! The rose is a real flyathon champ!