Halpe ormenes vilasina
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!