This "Chocolate Tiger" flies a bit like a 'wood-nymph', flapping its wings gently and glides slowly among low shrubs. Surprisingly this butterfly is reported to be absent from Singapore.
Looks like some "Bush-brown" but minus its clearly define eyespots.
|Malayan Viscount (Tanaecia pelea)|
This female Malayan Viscount is simply gorgeous !
|Bluebottle (Graphium sarpedon)|
This is a common butterfly which can be found along the jungle trails in this region.
|Common Duffer (Discophora sondaica)|
A butterfly which prefers virgin and dark forest.
Here are a few more butterflies photos taken from the higher elevation (hill station):
|Vagrant (Vagrans sinha macromalayana)|
|Wood-Nymph (Ideopsis gaura perakana)|
|Purple Bush Brown (Mycalesis orseis natilus)|
Differentiated from "Dingy Bush Brown" by its more straight ocellus (eye-spots) arrangements as compared to the last two ocellus at the forewing and hindwing of a "Dingy Bush Brown" which are positioned more inwards.
Note: local expert, Liew NL has confirmed that the above butterfly was a "Euploea mulciber mulciber" (Stripped Blue Crow)
HAPPY BUTTERFLY WATCHING !