Wednesday, 30 December 2015

Butterflies of Rice Fields - Dec 2015

Rice Fields are usually open areas with vast flat terrains. From the month of November to December, the rice fields in Peninsular Malaysia are usually ready to be harvested and the scenery can be spectacular. Despite the weather which can be really hot around the rice fields, i have found several butterflies which can withstand such extreme weather.

Common Evening Brown
This 'Evening Brown' is the wet weather morph which coincide with the current monsoon season.


Grey Pansy
Not a very sharp photo but this Great Pansy (Junonia atlites) is reported to have only one morph through out its range.

Tawny Coster
Just like the above Grey Pansy, this Tawny Coster also has no subspecies through out its range as reported by the experts.


After spending some time at the rice fields, i moved to a more shady location near the forest edge. 

Painted Jezebel
Most Jezebels are colorful and can be easily seen.


This could be a common crow or according to Dr Kirton's field guide, it should be a "Spotted Black Crow" (Euploea crameri)



'Common Four Ring' butterflies are quite common and can be easily found in your gardens.



Great Egg Fly
The above 'Great Egg Fly' can be found at your kampung and even your garden at times.


Have a Great Year 2016 !





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