Amathusia phidippus phidippus: Palmking Butterfly

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The Palmking [Amathusia phidippus] is a butterfly found in India and Southeast Asia. It belongs to the Morphinae, a subfamily of the Brush-footed butterflies.

Wingspan: 112–122 mm.

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^ Sipping sap or juice from a tiny hole on mangrove plant air root.

This butterfly is widely distributed across parts of India, Myanmar, Indo China, Peninsular Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesian archipelago and the Philippines.

Photos: Pasir Ris Park and Nature Reserve, Singapore [20160306]

Source: Wikipedia

Melanitis leda: Common Evening Brown Butterfly

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The Common Evening Brown [Melanitis leda] is a common species of butterfly found flying at dusk. The flight of this species is erratic. They are found in AfricaAfrica, South Asia and South-east Asia extending to parts of Australia.

The caterpillars feed on a wide variety of grasses including rice and millets.  Adults feed mainly on nectar, and in rare cases visit rotting fruits.

Photo: Pasir Ris Park and Nature Reserve, Singapore [20160228]

Source: Wikipedia

Pelopidas mathias mathias: Small Branded Swift Butterfly

Pelopidas mathias, commonly known as the Dark Small-branded Swift, Small Branded Swift, Lesser Millet Skipper or Black Branded Swift, is a butterfly belonging to the family Hesperiidae. It is found throughout much of Southeast and East Asia, and as far as the Philippines. It is also present in Tropical Africa.

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^ Subspecie Pelopidas mathias mathias.

Pelopidas mathias is considered a pest to rice-growing cultures. Newly hatched caterpillars are especially voracious in eating young seedlings.

Photo: Pasir Ris Park and Nature Reserve, Singapore [20160228]

Source: Wikipedia

Telicota colon stinga: Common Palm Dart Butterfly

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Subspecie:  Telicota colon stinga [Malacca]

Telicota colon, commonly known as the pale palm dart or pale-orange darter, is a butterfly belonging to the family Hesperiidae.

The larvae are known to feed on Bambusa striata and Ochlandra travancorica.

Photos: Pasir Ris Park and Nature Reserve, Singapore [20160228]

Source: Wikipedia

Vanessa cardui: Painted lady butterfly

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Vanessa cardui is a well-known colourful butterfly, known as the painted lady, or in North America as the cosmopolitan. This butterfly has a strange pattern of flying in a sort of screw shape.

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Vanessa cardui is one of the most widespread of all butterflies, found on every continent except Antarctica and South America.

Photos: Brevard, NC, USA [20151009]

Source: Wikipedia

Thryomanes bewickii: Bewick’s wren

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The Bewick’s wren [Thryomanes bewickii] is a wren native to North America. At about 14 cm [5.5 in] long, it is grey-brown above, white below, with a long white eyebrow. While similar in appearance to the Carolina wren, it has a long tail that is tipped in white. The song is loud and melodious, much like the song of other wrens. The song is broken into two or three individual parts; one individual male may exhibit up to twenty-two different variations on the song pattern, and may even throw in a little ventriloquism to vary it even further. It lives in thickets, brush piles and hedgerows, open woodlands and scrubby areas, often near streams. It eats insects and spiders, which it gleans from vegetation or finds on the ground. Wrens are sometimes observed foraging with chickadees and other birds.

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Its range is from southern British Columbia, Nebraska, southern Ontario, and southwestern Pennsylvania, Maryland, south to Mexico, Arkansas and the northern Gulf States. The Bewick’s wren does not migrate.

Photos: Chamblee, GA, USA [20150819]

Source: Wikipedia