29 August 2010


I had not been looking out for my bat or butterfly friends recently. So I went searching for some of them and I was straining hard against this mass of climbing plants to see if I managed to see some familiar friends.

And I did. I found not just one caterpillar, but instead I found at least 5 Common Rose and 1 Common Birdwing caterpillars of various stages on the Aristolochia acuminata (synonym: A. tagala; common name: Indian Birthwort, Dutchman's Pipe) climber.

The bad news was, none of the 5 bats were around and I hoped there were still around somewhere. Anyway, links on the Aristolochia are below: