10 December 2010


When I opened the door, I found this little fella (scientific name: Papilio demoleus) on the ground beside my potted plants. Part of the wings looked distorted and I suspect the wings were deformed during eclosion or when it dropped to the ground.

This was probably one of those caterpillars that I posted recently and attained adult form. Poor thing. It seemed that it would not be able to fly, much less fly well. So I placed it on the Lime Plant on my way out.

Sadly, after I came back, it was no longer there. Maybe it flew off or maybe it dropped down the high floors to its end. Anyway, I am always so amazed by the wing patterns that are just so irresistibly pretty.