Danaus chrysippus: Plain Tiger Butterfly

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Danaus chrysippus, also known as the plain tiger or African monarch, is a medium-sized [wingspan of about 7–8 centimetres or 2.8–3.1 in] butterfly widespread in Asia and Africa. It belongs to the Danainae [Milkweed butterflies] subfamily of the brush-footed butterfly family, Nymphalidae. Its coloration is mimicked by multiple species.

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The plain tiger is believed to be one of the first butterflies to be used in art. A 3500-year-old Egyptian fresco in Luxor features the oldest illustration of this species.

Photos: Khoo Teck Phuat Hospital garden, Yishun, Singapore [201660218]

Source: Wikipedia

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Odocoileus virginianus: White-tailed deer

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The white-tailed deer [Odocoileus virginianus], also known as the Virginia deer or simply as the whitetail, is a medium-sized deer native to the United States, Canada, Mexico, Central America, and South America as far south as Peru. Scientific name: Odocoileus virginianus; Height: 53 – 120 cm [At Shoulder, Adult]; Speed: 75 km/h [Running, Adult]; Length: 95 – 220 cm; Tail length: 10 – 36.5 cm [Adult]; Mass: 20 – 35 kg [Young, by the first winter].

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Source: Wikipedia

Photos: Sharp Mountain, Jasper, GA [20140111]

Epargyreus clarus: Silver-spotted Skipper

The Silver-spotted Skipper [Epargyreus clarus] is a butterfly of the family Hesperiidae. It claimed to be the most recognized skipper in North America.

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The wingspan of an adult is 43–67 mm. The adult has translucent gold spots on the forewings and silvery bands on the hindwings.

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The adult Silver-spotted skipper occurs in fields, gardens and at forest edges. It ranges from southern Canada throughout most of the United States to northern Mexico; it is absent in the Great Basin and western Texas. Adults fly throughout the warm part of the year. They have one brood per year in the North and West, two in the East, and three or four in the Deep South.

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The larvae feed on legumes, many trees and shrubs but also some herbaceous plants. Their hosts include Lathyrus latifolius [Everlasting Sweet Pea], Asclepias_syriaca [Common Milkweed], Trifolium pratense [Red Clover], Cephalanthus, Liatris, Thistle.

Photos: Candler Park, Atlanta, Georgia, USA [20130812]

Source: Wikipedia

Catopsilia pomona pomona: Lemon Emingrant Butterfly

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^ Catopsilia pomona pomona: Male

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^ Catopsilia pomona pomona: Female

The Common Emigrant or Lemon Emigrant [Catopsilia pomona] is a medium sized pierid butterfly found in Asia and parts of Australia. The species gets its name from its habit of migration.

Photos: KTPH Hospital Garden, Singapore, 20130319

Source: Wikipedia

Catopsilia scylla cornelia: Orange Emigrant

Catopsilia scylla, the Orange Migrant or Orange Emigrant, is a species of butterfly with a wide distribution in South East Asia and Australasia. Adults are approximately 60–65 millimetres [2.4–2.6 in] long.

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The subspecies Catopsilia scylla etesia [originally described as Catopsilia etesia] is known in Australia as the Orange Migrant. Elsewhere, the species is called the Orange Emigrant. Other subspecies include Catopsilia scylla praerubida, Catopsilia scylla sidra, Catopsilia scylla cornelia, Catopsilia scylla asema, Catopsilia scylla bangkeiana and Catopsilia scylla moluccarum.

Photos: Oh FarmsSingapore, 20130129

Source: Wikipedia

Phalanta phalantha phalantha: Common Leopard buterfly

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Phalanta phalantha phalantha is a sun-loving butterfly of the Nymphalid or Brush-footed Butterfly family.

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The Common Leopard is a medium-sized butterfly with a wingspan of 50–55 mm with a tawny colour and marked with black spots. The underside of the butterfly is more glossy than the upper and both the male and female are similar looking.

Photos: Oh FarmsSingapore, 20130129

Source: Wikipedia