Tuesday, November 3, 2020

3428. PHOTOS OF BUTTERFLIES AND MOTHS FOR SALE

PHOTOS FOR SALE


Common Rose - Pachliopta aristolochiae asterix
is a large threatened butterfly with stunning red and white wings
seen in  Yio Chu Kang Crescent forest - 
one or two at one time e.g. 5 Jan 2021. 

Video



The Esplanade Forecourt Garden - 
The Malay Staff Sergeant (Athyma reta moorei).
More information at bottom of the page#


The Esplanade forecourt garden 30 Oct 2020   1 pm


Video






Striped Albatross (Appias libythea olferna). Male.










The Striped Albatross gets its name from the male butterfly, which is white with prominent black veins on the underside. 
The female is dark dusted with yellow wing bases.


Striped Albatross (Appias libythea olferna). Female.










Peacock Pansy (Junonia almana)












Painted Jezebel (Delias hyparete metarete) is
a medium-sized brightly coloured butterfly sipping nectar








Grass Yellow (Eurema sp.)
Found in Singapore throughout the year, 
Grass Yellows are small butterflies that have lemon-yellow wings with small black spots
Yio Chu Kang Crescent


Grass Yellow (Eurema sp.)Found in Singapore throughout the year, Grass Yellows are small butterflies that have lemon-yellow wings with small black spots. Seen in Yio Chu Kang Crescent. Most common of the lot









Grass Yellow (Eurema sp.)
Found in Singapore throughout the year, Grass Yellows are small butterflies that have lemon-yellow wings with small black spots
Near Hub Spoke Cafe  Sun 5 Nov 2020







Plain Tiger (Danaus chrysippus chrysippus) seen at
Yio Chu Kang Crescent


Plain Tiger (Danaus chrysippus chrysippus)
seen at The Esplanade


Hypolimnas anomala, Malayan eggfly or crow eggfly butterfly















Peacock Pansy (Junonia almana)?



















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* MORE INFORMATION
The Malay Staff Sergeant (Athyma reta moorei)

30 Oct 2020. NATURE STORIES by Dr Sing Kong Yuen. SOME BUTTERFLIES ARE HARD WORKING EVEN WHEN IT IS VERY HOT AND HUMID. Athyma reta moorei butterfly.

 

The Esplanade-Theatres On The Bay’s Forecourt Garden has less than 5 species of butterflies at any one time when I visit. Many flowers but few butterflies and bees. Probably too much human spraying of insecticide and fogging to maintain a garden with flowers.

 

1 p.m. Very hot and humid. Bright sunshine. Blue skies. Most Singaporeans would be sheltered indoors if they have the choice. I thought all butterflies would be inactive when I went to the Forecourt Garden to look for them as my on-going project is to photograph butterflies and Oriental Garden Lizards in Singapore.

 

Wow, I had to correct my misconceptions. A rare sighting of a beautiful butterfly that just fluttered in front of me and did a dance. An uncommon butterfly in Singapore---The male Malay Staff Sergeant (Athyma reta moorei). I had not seen it before in The Esplanade or in Yio Chu Kang Crescent’s secondary forest---my two most frequented places for Nature photography.

 

This MALE butterfly did not dash away as most do. It hung around the flowers near me as if it wanted to and did an afternoon dance performance for me!

 

MY VIDEO: https://youtu.be/BX9zXKDcGrw

 

REFERENCE: The Malay Staff Sergeant (Athyma reta moorei) is an uncommon butterfly in Singapore. The video here shows a male which is brown. The female is yellowish orange in colour.

https://butterflycircle.blogspot.com/2020/06/life-history-of-malay-staff-sergeant.html

 

MORE IMAGES OF BUTTERFLIES IN SINGAPORE AT BLOG: https://2010vets.blogspot.com/2020/11/3428-photos-of-butterflies.html

https://2010vets.blogspot.com/2020/05/4126-golden-hours-of-photography-rare.html


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Dr David Sing
+65 9668-6468

judy@toapayohvets.com
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www.toapayohvets.com

 

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