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Was seen sunning itself the other evening on the path leading from YSW up to the cable road towards Mt. Panorama.
Despite being disturbed kept coming back to almost the same spot to catch the last rays of the sun.

Info from Lepidopetrists society:
EGG - The egg is greenish in colour and is laid singly on top of leaves of its host plant. It measures about 1.1 mm in diameter.

CATERPILLAR/LARVA - The larva tends to stay on the underside of leaf and will feed on the leaf on which it rests. It grows from about 3.0mm to 4.0cm in length. The larval stage lasts about 23 days.

CHRYSALIS /PUPA - The larva will attach itself to a twig before pupation. The pupa measures about 3.5cm. The adult butterfly will emerge in about 12 days during the summer months.

ADULT - The adult butterfly has a swift flight. It feeds on fermented juices from rotten fruits and saps from trees. It tends to return to the same spot even after being disturbed. The male butterfly is very territorial. Both sexes are similar in appearance.

STATUS - common.

WING SPAN - approx. 6.0 cm.

VOLTINISM - many generations in a year.

FLIGHT PERIOD/TIME OF YEAR - March to November.


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For extra appreciation of these photos, I suggest anyone who hasn't tried it to attempt to get a photo of a butterfly. It may sound easy, but I tried all yesterday and ended up without a single decent shot. So congratuations to the photographers and keep 'em coming.


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Another moth.

There is a "Moths of Hong Kong" book to be published in January. It was over $1000 on the website i looked at. Must have a huge amount of information and photos. I can't wait to look at someone else's copy


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 Post subject: Great Mormon (male)
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I Believe this is a male great mormon. Very fluttery and skittish, and no tails.


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At last - a picture of a butterfly. OK, so I cheated. I found it dead on the path, and spread it out to look like it was resting on the plants. How low can you go?

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Picture of a live butterfly taken on the Power Station Road close to the "burn".
Lots of winged creatures about, but sadly not so many bugs or slow movers.

This butterfly is part of the Nymphalidae family, & looks very similar to a "Dinaid Egg-Fly" butterfly.


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Looks like a "Paris Peacock" (Papilo paris)


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 Post subject: A sergeant?
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This looks like a sergeant but the photos I have used for comparison have different bodies, This butterfly has no bands on its body at all


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Zep - this one's for you.
It's a little battle weary, but not yet dead


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 Post subject: Dead bugs?
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Is this the topic about dead or almost-dead butterflies?
What about other dead bugs, are they welcome in here as well, Zep?

Here's one I shot yesterday and I sure hope it's dead after I swatted it!
I usually wouldn't hurt a fly, but mosquitoes are an exception!

Has anybody noticed that mosquitoes are getting really HUGE at this time of the year!


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Another common one ... I think a Blue glassy Tiger


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Sheila, just a thought - after you have resized yr photo, go one step futher. (that's if you are not already editing in "Paint")

Close the picture.
Right click the icon & select "edit".
When the picture opens - "save" & then close the picture.
Your picture should then reduce in byte size by about 25% or more, allowing you to post larger pictures with a smaller byte size.

Just a thought.

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 Post subject: Great Egg fly
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Great Eggfly

Bigger is better! Thank you for the suggestion, Guy.


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L-B's took his first "waiting patiently" photos today of exactly the same butterflies as you just posted - & now you've pre-empted him - he's gonna be miffed!!!

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Why would I ever be miffed at Sheila?
Ladies first, especially pretty ladies...

The more pretty butterflies the better!

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Why thank you L-G, I blush coyly, twice in the same forum...

Here is a brown butterfly - looks very like a Silver Streak Blue from the underside but the upper side is also brown rather than blue.


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<img src="http://www.compunicate.com/Lamma-zine/Blog/2004-11/Butterfly-quartett-3331-b.jpg">

Some of my recent butterfly shots from my Lamma-zine Blog on the home page of this website.

These four shy & skittish specimens were shot in the last three days, with a lot of patience.
Except the 3rd one, a month, found dead on the rooftop of the old rave party house above Tai Peng...
I got there before Zep...

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Lamma-Gung wrote:
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I got there before Zep...

Shuddering thought - but how do you know you got there before Zep?


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Kind thought, but if it was in the rave party house, it's obviously an overdose...


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This one is definitely dead and had been claimed by this predatory ant.


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