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Unidentified.........


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It's just been identified... it's just a leaf! :wink:

Chasing butterflies at night now, at 3:30 am? It's getting cooler at night, so the butterflies will be much less fluttery, easy prey for your camera!

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The sunny weather brought out a few butterflies yesterday...

Blue Spotted Crow..... (P.147 - Butterflies of Hong Kong - Paul Lau)


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I found this butterfly book in Commercial Press. It is all in Chinese, but the species names and families etc are in English, so it is OK as an identification guide. The author is 饒 戈 - I think this is pronounced Yiuh Gwo.


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Did you check out the one recommended by L-B? Is very informative.

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no but i ate one once and it was delicious washed doen with a draught of ale

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I haven't seen the other book. I mailed Paul Lau asking him for details so that I can publicise it here.

Yes, busker, a butterfly in a pint of ale is not too bad, but even better when you remove the butterfly. Careful you don't fall of your stool, now.


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The HK Butterflies book is available from the the great Herboland organic farm in Hung Shing Yeh. They had several left when I bought my own copy recently, about $98, I believe.

I've got Paul Lau's phone number if you'd like to call him. He's got a private butterfly farm in Sok Kwu Wan...

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Couple of moths mating....
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I visited Paul Lau the author of the butterfly book near Sok Kwu Wan - his book is excellent, with descriptions in both Chinese and English. One particularly strong feature is the inclusion of all stages of the life cycle - egg, larva, pupa and imago (adult) for many of the species. Here are a couple of pictures of the book, and also of the special gardens planted with suitable species to attract the butterflies. The book is on sale at Herbland in Hung Shing Yeh, and also some other bookshops and outlets like the HK Birdwatching Society's website.


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At first, I was the only one here who owned Paul's great book.

Now Guy and zep got one as well, and I have none anymore, as somebody hasn't returned my copy yet!

So if you need any butterfly egg, larva, pupa or imago identified, ask these two guys!

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Now the weather is getting slightly warmer a few Butterflies are reappearing................
This particular one is the Common Faun (Faunis eumeus), generally seen in woodland or low-light areas.

Identification courtesy of Paul Lau (Butterflies of Hong Kong p242)

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Another butterfly on Lamma, fairly common but I'm unable to identify it


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Yes, a quite common specimen frequently seen around Lamma.

I'd suggest to ask the author of the authoritative HK Butterflies book directly by emailing him the photo or inviting him into this forum.
Zep's got his contact, as he's agreed to do a little story about Paul, his book and his private butterfly farm.

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Zep's story & photos about Paul Lau's book and butterfly farm are online now!
Lamma-zine Blog at Lamma.com.hk, April 8.

Many thanks for a really great Lamma-zine contribution to both of them!

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A bit worse for wear, but still an impressive looking moth on the waterpipe trail near Pak Kok this morning.


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Came across this chap jogging round my rooftop in the dead of night - is about 3-3.5" long

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Found this chap on my rooftop.
Under normal bulb light it just looked a very dark grey color with some slight colouration - when exposed to flash came out as you see it here.

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Baron (Euthalia phemius) - female
(Page 91 "Butterflies of Hong Kong" by Paul Lau)


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Baron (Blue Baron) (Euthalia phemius) - male, & a Dark Brand Bush Brown (Mycalesis Linnaues)
(Pages 90 & 238 respectively "Butterflies of Hong Kong" by Paul Lau)

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