Dark Banded Ace

 Halpe ormenes vilasina

Butterflycircle 

 
PCN
18 June 2022
 

 
14 December 2021
 
Unknowingly, I found 2 final instar caterpillars of this Dark Banded Ace on a fallen bamboo near a cemetery in the Western Catchment Area. Saved them and took home to raise before the contractors clear the bamboos away. Thought they were just mere skippers that I have shot before, I gave the pupa to my friends who might be interested in shooting skippers.
 
One elosed today and only to find out to my amazement, it is this gorgeous rare Dark Banded Ace!
 
 
 
 










 
 
Upper Seletar Reservoir
21 August 2021
 
Finally captured the Dark Banded Ace since my first record shot. Not just one but a pristine pair in USR this morning.  Thanks to Tim's alert, without which I would not have the opportunity to shoot this amazing pair!

 




 
 


 

Malay Baron

Euthalia monina monina



PCN 
18 June 2022


 
Dairy Farm Nature Park
9 June  2020
(Form - decorata)(male)


 Dairy Farm Nature Park
9 June 2020
(Female)

Dairy Farm Nature Park

26 January 2020
(Form - gardineri)(male)


 Dairy Farm Nature Park 
24 May 2019
(Female)


Yamfly


Loxura atymnus fuconius


Butterflycircle 
 
 
 UPR 
18 June 2022

 
 
Dairy Farm Nature Park
27 May 2021
 




Chestnut Nature Park
28 March 2021
 
 
Dairy Farm Nature Park
8 October 2020


 
 Upper Pierce Reservoir
15 August 2020

Upper Pierce Reservoir
4 July 2020

Upper Seletar Reservoir
30 June 2020




Malayan Eggfly

Hypolimnas anomala anomala

Butterflycircle
 
 UPR
18 June 2022
 
 
 
19 February 2022
Dairy Farm Nature Park'

 
 
Rifle Range
 9 July 2021
 
3 January 2021 
 
Found a clump of more than 600 caterpillars on 12 December 2020 in Arcadia Road.

A week later (19 Dec 2020) 
Had to provide fresh leaves twice a day!
 

  Pupating stage about 2 weeks later

Finally many started to eclose on 31 December 2020
 

Released to various location including Jurong Eco Garden where the Australian Mulberry trees are available, with consent of Aster.
Many were seen perching on lower bushes near the Australian Mulberry trees after the release.
 
 

Pavilion Edibles Garden, Bukit Batok
29 November 2020
 
 7 June 2020
Pavilion Edibles Garden, Bukit Batok

6 June 2020
(form - anomala)



 
(form - nivas)


 Ulu Sembawang connector
22 March 2020
(Form -anomala)