A Yellow Vein Lancer (Pyroneura latoia), spotted at Upper Seletar Reservoir Park, Singapore, on 13 June, 2021. It was busy feeding and couldn't be distracted by humans taking turns to take photos of it.

On iNaturalist [ inaturalist.org/observations/8 ]

A Golden-spotted Tiger Beetle (Cicindela aurulenta) spotted on the mangrove boardwalk at Pasir Ris Park, Singapore, on 12 June 2021. As usual with Tiger Beetles, it zoomed off after I took these shots. ๐Ÿ™‚

On iNaturalist [ inaturalist.org/observations/8 ]

A Common Tailorbird (Orthotomus sutorius) spotted at the herb garden at Pasir Ris Park, Singapore, on 12 June 2021. It was part of a group feeding there, and not paying any attention to me.

On iNaturalist [ inaturalist.org/observations/8 ]

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Today we went to Pico de la Nieves. This little guy and his friends were waiting for us at the top.

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A , photographed using the classic technique of desperately following it with the camera and clicking the shutter when I hope it's pointing vaguely in the right direction to at least catch it in frame and it probably won't be in focus anyway but with luck it'll at least be identifiable and...hey, not bad!

(Otherwise I've basically given up trying to actually aim at butterflies when they're flying.)

A Centaur Oakblue (Arhopala centaurus) spotted while walking at Coney Island, Singapore, on 29 May 2021.

On iNaturalist [ inaturalist.org/observations/8 ]

This butterfly is part of a group of butterflies called Oakblues which are usually hard to tell apart. Fortunately, the Centaur Oakblue is one of the easier ones to identify.

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A Yellow-vented Bulbul (Pycnonotus goiavier) spotted while walking at Chestnut Nature Park, Singapore, on 6 June 2021. It stayed on the branch just long enough for me to get this shot, which turned out quite nice, I think.

The Yellow-vented Bulbul is a common local bird with a nice singing voice that I can sometime hear in the morning.

On iNaturalist [ inaturalist.org/observations/8 ]

Commander (Moduza procris) spotted at Chestnut Nature Park, Singapore, on 6 June 2021. It rested just long enough for me to get this shot.

The Commander comes from a family of butterflies whose Common names feature names from British military ranks or English nobility titles (like Sergeant, Baron, Archduke, etc.).

On iNaturalist [ inaturalist.org/observations/8 ]

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A Chequered Lancer (Plastingia naga) spotted at Chestnut Nature Park, Singapore, on 6 June, 2021. This one was resting on a leaf above my head, so it was luck that I happen to look up at the right time.

On iNaturalist [ inaturalist.org/observations/8 ].

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Spotted this lovely Sunda Colugo (Galeopterus variegatus) on a tree next to the path at Chestnut Nature Park on 6 June 2021. It was also the centre of attention of people who were passing by. Last time I spotted one was in 2019.

Sometimes known as Flying Lemurs, they are not lemurs nor do they fly. But they can glide impressive distances with the flaps attached to their limbs.

On iNaturalist [ inaturalist.org/observations/8 ]

These Tawny Costers (Acraea terpsicore), spotted early in the morning in the Hougang area, Singapore, were still getting ready for the day and let me get close to take these shots. Taken on 5 June 2021.

The Tawny Conter is a common butterfly, originally from India. But it has expanded its range and can now be found here and even in Australia.

On iNaturalist [ inaturalist.org/observations/8 ].

An Apefly (Spalgis epius) spotted at Coney Island, Singapore, on 29 May 2021. It flew around me for a while before it settled and let me take shots.

On iNaturalist [ inaturalist.org/observations/8 ].

It gets its Common name from its pupa's resemblance to the face of an ape, apparently. You can decide if this is true or not. ๐Ÿ™‚ [ butterflycircle.com/checklist/ ]

An observation from 2019. Probably an Assyrian (Terinos clarissa), spotted in Johor, Malaysia, on 16 Nov 2019. If I remember correctly, it kept moving about in the same area, probably looking for some salts and other nourishments.

On iNaturalist [ inaturalist.org/observations/8 ]

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Today in the garden, this is blooming. Itโ€™s a Prince of Orange oriental poppy.

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An observation from 2019 recently uploaded. The Malay Punchinello (Zemeros emesoides) spotted in Johor, Malaysia on 16 Nov 2019. Features an interesting striped wing pattern.

On iNaturalist [ inaturalist.org/observations/8 ]

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