20 June 2010


On last Friday, I went over to Floral Walk to check out some plants and saw numerous butterflies on some of the plants.

First, this Common Palmfly was perched on the leaf of a Clerodendrum paniculatum (Pagoda Flower). One of the hindwings looked damaged.

Then, I saw another Common Palmfly on the Graptophyllum pictum (Caricature Plant). The mass of plants were all badly eaten throughout Floral Walk.

Then I saw quite a few butterflies e.g. Common Grass Yellow, Mottled Emigrant, visiting the flowers of the Leea rubra. This confirmed my hunch that this is also a nectar plant for butterflies.