Sep 12, 2010
Our efforts to attract butterflies to the farm are showing results.
We noticed many new species lately, but it is not always possible to take a photo due to our limited equipment.
Here's a Common Rose Swallowtail that came and perch itself above our heads while we were having lunch.
Common Rose Swallowtail (Atrophaneura Pachliopta)
It's a beauty and behaves very nonchanlantly in the presence of humans.
Here's a Cruiser ( Vindula dejone erotella ):
Jun 15, 2010
The Raja Brooke's Birdwings (Trogonoptera Brookiana) are gone from the waterfall. What a difference a week makes. The clearing works at the side of the falls and further up have destroyed their habitat. All the aristolochia foveolata, their host plant, have been slashed as the undergrowth was cleared.
This is a photo we took of them in September last year at the banks of the falls (the smaller one is a Common Jay) :