In the tropical rainforest, you will feel just like a child in a toy shop. There are so many things to explore and see within a day. Like birds and animals, there are also butterflies which are common as well as rare ones.
|Bamboo Tree-Brown (Lethe europa)|
|Palm King (Amathusia phidippus)|
|Tufted Jungle King (Thauria aliris)|
The above photo was taken without a diffuser flash.
This one was taken with some flash.
|Blue-banded Jungle Glory (Thaumantis odana)|
All the above butterflies were very skittish except for the Palm King. Their comfort zone was very wide which prevented me from going closer.
Here are the more common ones.
|Common Palmfly (Elymnias hypermnestra)|
The single white costal hindwing spot should give away its identity.
The above butterfly looks very much like a "Tawny Palmfly" (Elymnias panthera)
|Great Egg-fly (ssp H. b. jacintha)|
|Malayan Owl (Neorina lowii)|
The above photos show a female Archduke (Lexias pardalis)
Features: i) orange-tipped antennae
ii) larger size
For comparison, the photo below shows a "Yellow Archduke"
|Yellow Archduke (Lexias canescens)|
|Common Bluebottle (Graphium sarpedon)|
Darts can be difficult to distinguish so i will leave them to the experts. I can only guess that the above skipper might probably be a "Pale Palm Dart" (Telicota colon)
Enjoy the Natural World
HAPPY WATCHING BUTTERFLIES !