Friday, September 17, 2010

In my backyard

Second foray into the grassland behind my house - which used to have so many nice mature trees till the developers cut it all down to grow cowgrass for sale. sigh. Only just started exploring it after so many years of living here...

super blur but quite artistic pose (to me) of a long-tailed shrike (Lanius schach)
Leafhopper (Bythoscopus ferrugineus)
accidentally underexposed the second shot but came out so nice! :)
Tawny coster (Acraea violae)
Apparently first observed in Singapore in 2006. Read about its journey from India to SG here.
Female blue pansy (Junonia orithya)
Male striped albatross (Appias libythea olferna)

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Sengkang Forest

Reviving this blog, just to keep track of the stuff i've been seeing/learning. Critters seen in Sengkang forest the saturday that just passed. yet another unexplored area shared by sy.

Common Palm Dart (Telicota colon stinga)
A skipper recently re-instated to the Singapore butterfly list. As can be seen in this photo, skippers adopt unique basking postures: with the forewings open halfway and hindwings open fully.
Unknown moth
Kept thinking my photo was blur but it's just an effect of the moth scales.
Ricaniid planthopper (Ricanula stigmatica)
Cricket (Nisitrus vittatus)
Mini-watermelon! According to sy, Gymnopetalum sp.
more! :)
same plant with apparently ripened 'watermelons' - looking totally different

See Sy's blog for more of the plants seen.