Sunday, 8 April 2012

Common Posy

When I walk into any forest here in Singapore, it is
usually quite hard to avoid these little fellas. The common
posy is abundant here. They always seem to flit around
close to the ground, and are very wary. The slightest movements
scare them off!
The male common posy has dark brown forewings above,
but the hindwings are a bright shimmering blue. The
females are pale brown on top with a blueish tornal
( where the tails are ) area. They are often seen sunbathing
in the late afternoon. They also like to drink the sweet sap of
the young leea indica shoots.

The End.

Sunday, 1 April 2012

The Quaker

The weather has not been very friendly lately, but today it was
surprisingly sunny. Here I have a shot of the quaker. It's a tiny
butterfly that lurks about the undergrowth in our forests.
When it flies, the near-black upperside contrasts with
its white underside, making it sparkle as it flits close to the
ground. They often fly in shady and dim conditions. The
quaker is an uncommon species here. They are
usually restless, but this time it came down to puddle.
This may be one of our smallest butterflies, but it is by no means
uninteresting. There is so much minute detail squeezed into this
little butterfly.

The End.