August 25, 2010 § Leave a comment
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 .
August 24, 2010 § Leave a comment
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.