Report of June 2011 fieldtrip to Singapore

Date: 3rd June to 7th June 201

Participants:

  • Dr Lee Ping Chung (doctor)
  • Mr Arex Li Siu Hong (Giant Bear)
  • Miss Chan Hoi Sze (Rachel)
  • Mr Chan Pak Fun Manson (funfun)
  • Ms Lai Yuen Che (Gigi)
  • Mr Lai Kwai Yin (Anagallis, AH Yin)

Prepared by: Dr Lee Ping Chung

日期: 2011年6月3日至7日

參加者:

  • Dr Lee Ping Chung (doctor)
  • Mr Arex Li Siu Hong (Giant Bear / 巨熊)
  • Miss Chan Hoi Sze (Rachel)
  • Mr Chan Pak Fun Manson (funfun)
  • Ms Lai Yuen Che (Gigi)
  • Mr Lai Kwai Yin (Anagallis, AH Yin / 阿賢)

    英文原文: Dr Lee Ping Chung

    中文版本: Arex Li

    Preface

    After we saw the new book written by Mr Khew Sin Khoon about Butterflies of Singapore, we are all mesmerized by the content. Mr James Young, our Chairman, contacted Mr. Khew and got a prompt reply. Many thanks to both of them; we started to plan our trip. Though Mr Khew is not available at the time we planned, he is kind enough to call guys from the Butterfly Circle to lend a helping hand thus we go ahead and went as planned.

    The Trip

    Day 1 (3rd June)

    Manson and Gigi took the afternoon flight to Singapore while the rest of us took the late flight. To stay close to our targeted butterfly spots, we lodged at Sloane Court Hotel, a boutique hotel close to Bukit Timah Nature Reserve. As we didn’t rent a car and the butterfly spots are not located at a great distance, we took taxi to go around. There were no activities on the first day.

     

    Day 2 (4th June)

    Our host, Mark and Antony of ButterflyCircle had come to meet us early in the morning though the weather forecast was gloomy. We had breakfast at a nearby Food Court. It was still raining after breakfast but we anyway started our trip. We went to Dairy Farm Nature Reserve near Bukit Timah Nature Reserve where we were joined by another two members from the Butterfly Circle, Ben Yam and Yao Yang. There was a bicycle trail and many walking trails inside the Reserve. We started by walking along a piece of grassland besides the bicycle trail. The first butterfly to greet us was a Peacock Pansy. It looks similar to the one we have in HK though it is another subspecies. With the help of Mr Khew’s book, we identified the species and found that we shot all the Mycalesis in that day except the Malayan Bush Brown which we shot 2 days later. After a short burst of sunshine, it started to rain again. We went back to the entrance for shelter and waited till the rain stopped. Then we started to walk along the Wallace Trail. We were lucky to see a Flos apidanus saturatus in a distance, but no one was able to take a good shot before it flew away. Actually only Arex and I saw it. We did not see any Flos in the rest of our journey. We left after the sky went dark. We had our dinner at Lao Pasat for local delicacies.


     

    Junonia almanac javana


     

    Anthene emolus globerus


     

    Leptosia nina malayana


     

    Curetis Santana malayana


     

    Tagiades ultra


     

    Hypolimnas anomala anomala

    Eurema hecabe contubernalis


     

    Tanaecia iapis puseda (female)


     

    Flos apidanus saturates
    (
    photo by Arex)


     

    Flos apidanus saturates


     

    Potanthus omaha omaha

    Allotinus unicolor unicolor
    (Photo by Gigi)


     

    Badamia exclamationis


     

    Baoris sp.


     

    Caltoris cormasa


     

    Telicota besta bina


     

    Jamides celeno aelianus


     

    Papilio demolion demolion


     

    Pelopidas mathias mathias


     

    Faunis canens arcesilas


     

    Labadea martha parkeri


     

    Polytremis lubricans lubricans


     

    Mycalesis mineus macromalayana


     

    Mycalesis orseis nautilus


     

    Mycalesis perseoides perseoides


     

    Mycalesis visala phamis


     

    Mycalesis perseus cepheus


     

    Mycalesis perseus cepheus


     

    Caleta elna elvira


     

    Catopsilia pomonapomonaForm-pomona


     

    Eurema simulatrix tecmessa


     

    Nacaduba berenice icena


     

    Vindula dejone erotella


     

    Vindula dejone erotella


     

    Loxura atymnus fuconius


     

    Loxura atymnus fuconius


     

    Drupadia ravindra moorei (male)


     

    Drupadia ravindra moorei (male)

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