Wednesday, 17 March 2010

Another productive outing

I was at MNT again, to nail some butterflies and
hopefully some birds. It was really hot that day, and
the first insect I spotted was a small robberfly.
The robberfly's favourite food is butterflies and
other insects. They are flies as you can see a little
stub on each side, which is their modified hindwings.
Then, this large brown butterfly flew by. It was a
tawny palmfly.

It was very difficult to shoot, as it did not allow me
to get close, but I guess it got tired of flying off.

Just on a leaf above the palmfly, this chocolate
pansy was hanging, mimicking a dead leaf.
There were quite a few dragonflies flying around,
this is the one I liked the most. It has a lovely
shade of blue on its abdomen. I am not quite sure
of the ID though.

Just after the dragon flew off, this large beetle
caught me eye. I will leave it to the experts to ID
this one.

A butterfly very often seen in forest trails, the
Malay viscount, showed up. They are very skittish,
and fly off at the slightest movement, but can be quite
tame when puddling, like here.

On the way back, this bat lily, which was the
highlight of the day, was right next to the path.
I decided to take a close-up of its flowers.

When we were near the place where we started,
a nigger flew into sight. So sad that this lovely
butterfly has such a rude name.

That is the end.
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