yellow friends

November 7, 2012 § Leave a comment

golden birdwing, troides amphrysus.

Golden Birdwing.. and a tiny friend. Love this large butterfly.

hanging out.Female Golden Birdwing hanging out.

 

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Trogonoptera brookiana (Rajah Brooke’s Birdwing)

June 11, 2011 § 1 Comment

Trogonoptera brookiana (Rajah Brooke's Birdwing) 

Trogonoptera brookiana (Rajah Brooke's Birdwing) at Kipandi Butterfly Park.

Dedicated to Rajah Sir James Brooke (29 April 1803 – 11 June 1868), the first white rajah of Sarawak.

Rajah Brooke's Birdwing {trogonoptera brookiana}

Rajah Brooke's Birdwing {trogonoptera brookiana}

Malay Lacewing {cethosia hypsea hypsina} on lantana.

January 5, 2011 § Leave a comment

 

Malay Lacewing {cethosia hypsea hypsina} on lantana.

Malay Lacewing {cethosia hypsea hypsina} on lantana at Kipandi Butterfly Park.

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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. (There are quite a number of subspecies with different patterns and colours.)

Wikipedia: Genus cethosia .

Butterflies of Singapore (blog): Excellent information here .

Great Mormon Swallowtail

November 30, 2010 § Leave a comment

 

Great Mormon Swallowtail {papilio memnon}

Great Mormon Swallowtail {papilio memnon} at Kipandi Butterfly Park.

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Golden Birdwing {troides amphrysus}

November 15, 2010 § Leave a comment

 

Golden Birdwing {troides amphrysus}

Golden Birdwing photographed at Kipandi Butterfly Park.

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Golden Birdwing {troides amphrysus, female}. A common butterfly in Malaysia, Sumatra and Java. It is usually among the first butterflies to be seen in the early morning, and the last to rest in the afternoon. The wingspan is 15~18 cm. [ More information at ButterflyCorner.net. ]

Golden Birdwing {troides amphrysus}

Golden Birdwing {troides amphrysus}

November 3, 2010 § Leave a comment

 

Golden Birdwing {troides amphrysus}

Golden Birdwing feeding on nectar of the lantana. Photographed at Kipandi Butterfly Park.

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Golden Birdwing {troides amphrysus}. A common butterfly in Malaysia, Sumatra and Java. It is usually among the first butterflies to be seen in the early morning, and the last to rest in the afternoon. The wingspan is 15~18 cm.
[ More information at ButterflyCorner.net. ].

Great Mormon Swallowtail

October 29, 2010 § Leave a comment

 

Great Mormon Swallowtail

The Great Mormon Swallowtail {Papilio memnon} photographed at Kipandi Butterfly Park.

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The Great Mormon Swallowtail { Papilio memnon } is a common South-Asian butterfly and is widely distributed in 13 subspecies (4 male and 9 female forms). This is a large butterfly with contrasting colors. The wingspan is 12 ~15 cm (4.7 ~ 5.9 inches).

The male never has a tail, and is deep blue to black. It may or may not have red streak on the forewing. The female may be tailed (alcanor) or tailess (butlerianus, polymnestoroides). The upperside forewing is ground colour sepia with greyish white streak. The upperside hindwing is blue-black with 5 to 7 yellow or white discal patches. It is polymorphic and with mimetic forms. ( Excellent information is available on Wikipedia.)

This photo was taken at the Kipandi Butterfly Park, 36 km from Kota Kinabalu. It shows a male fluttering and tugging at the lantana. The butterfly and flower were vibrating quite vigorously.

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