Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Summer of 2009: Rainforest 2

A lot of insects live in tropical rainforest. But we didn’t find too much as we expected. Maybe it was not the right season. However, it was the right season for all kinds of butterflies, which attracted us most, in the begin of August.


Butterflies gather together, drink a lot of water and drain it to cool their bodies in hot days.


Thauria Lathyi


Stibochiona nicea


Loxura atymnus


Cyrestis sp.


This funny skipper butterfly kept sucking the liquid drained from itself. Then it drained and sucked again and again. I infer it’s a simple way to quickly make the skipper cool without much effort to find enough water source in hot day.

To be continued

7 comments:

  1. A most interesting collection Mingfei. Some I have seen as they imported a few to our local Butterfly Farm and are breeding them there.

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  2. What a wonderful collection of species. They are gorgeous, and your pictures are beautiful as always.

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  3. RE:SAPhotographs (Joan)
    There are also butterfly farms here, but most are local species.

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  4. MING FEI!!!your finally back!!After so long!!!ARGH!!!I MISS YOU!!!!WELCOME BACK MING FEI!!!!!=)

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  5. RE:Wind Walker...
    Thank you and welcome to Easyparadise at anytime!

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