Before entering the plot, I was greeted by 2 black and yellow millipedes on the ground amongst theFicus vaccinoides creeper. Along the trail, I spotted a wasp and the Common Five Ring (scientific name: Ypthima baldus) butterfly visiting the flowers. I was wary of the wasp but slowly inched closer towards the flowers to get a good photo of the wasp and butterfly. I sworn that the butterfly spotted me and kept twisting and turning its body so that its wings were folded from my view whenever I changed positions. It was not easy but I finally managed to snap all these photos of the butterfly. A yellow and brown skipper flew and landed on a leaf next to me.
As I moved down the trail, I saw another butterfly known as Long Brand Bush Brown (scientific name:Mycalesis visala). The forewings were slightly damaged, presumably caused by some predators that went after it. Along came a Crimson Dropwing dragonfly that flew around me unabashedly. There was a clump ofArundina graminifolia (common name: Bamboo Orchid) but there were no opened flowers. Strangely, there were some yellow bugs and grubs on the floral buds. Were they feeding on the buds, I wonder?
NB on 22 Apr 11: I found the identity of the wasp as Rhynchium haemorrhoidale (common name: Potter Wasp) and there is an interesting blog post shown here. Check it out: