malay lacewing {cethosia hypsea hypsina}

August 25, 2010 § Leave a comment

malay lacewing {cethosia hypsea hypsina}

Malay Lacewing at Kipandi Butterfly Park.

A beautiful butterfly with wings of orange and red surrounded by broad black borders. The wings are scalloped, giving the hind-wings its sawtooth-like edges. The undersides are orange and red with white fasciae and black spots forming an intricate pattern.

This photo was taken at Kipandi Butterfly Park which is 36 km from Kota Kinabalu City and 700m (2,100 feet) above sea level. It shows a lacewing on the lantana. (There are quite a number of subspecies with different patterns and colours.)

Wikipedia: Genus cethosia .

Butterflies of Singapore (blog): Excellent information here .



The Gigantic Phalaenopsis {phalaenopsis gigantea}

August 24, 2010 § Leave a comment

The Gigantic Phalaenopsis {phalaenopsis gigantea}

Phalaenopsis gigantea {The Gigantic Phalaenopsis} at Kipandi Butterfly Park.

This large and showy orchid is found in Sabah and Sarawak (Borneo) in forests at elevations up to 400 meters. It is an epiphyte that likes warm to hot growing conditions and bears multiple flowers of 1.5 ~ 2.75 inched (3.75 ~ 7 cm) for a few seasons. More information on Internet Orchid Species Photo Encyclopedia here.

~ Lightbox~

pholidota sp?

August 23, 2010 § Leave a comment

pholidota sp?

No ID. I think this is a Pholidota species. Photographed at Kipandi Butterfly Park.

delicate wings

August 9, 2010 § Leave a comment

delicate wings, dragonfly, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, macro.

Dragonfly in my garden.

~ B l a c k m a g i c~

Malay Lacewing II {cethosia hypsea hypsina}

August 8, 2010 § Leave a comment

Malay Lacewing, cethosia hypsea hypsina, Sabah, Kota Kinabalu, Kipandi Butterfly Park, butterfly.

Malay Lacewing butterfly feeding on lantana. Photographed at Kipandi Butterfly Park.

No ID yet.

August 3, 2010 § Leave a comment

No ID yet. wild orchid, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah.

Wild orchid. Photographed at Kipandi Butterfly Park.

no ID.

August 2, 2010 § Leave a comment

no ID. Wild orchid, Kota Kinabalu.

No ID on this orchid. Photographed at Kipandi Butterfly Park.

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