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Rustic
16-Apr-2007, 01:13 AM
070405 -- while enroute to the Wisdom Path, saw a Common Hedge Blue landed on the tree. Was using a 24mm f/1.8 but the COLD weather actually cause the butterfly to be extreme inactive.

070406 -- Visited Kadoorie Farm (KFBG). There is a bus stop right in front of the farm. The weather was cold. As we hiked up the butterfly garden, the temperature drop further. Only manage to encounter a handful of species. Cabbage White was the main dominant species during the time (or probably due to the fact that it is a farmland?). The butterfly garden was located quite a distance from the entrance. Did not visit the summit as the weather was too cold for any chance to encounter butterflies. There were also several nature walk which was shortcut between locations -- unfortunately, some were closed. A trek pole is strongly recommended. :)

070407 -- Visit to FungYuen (FY). Geoffrey was there to bring us around. Currently, Fung Yuen is working on Phase 2 expansion (including a feeding ground for the White Dragontail). Geoffrey also brought us to Phase 3 which is a sloped ground intended for planting fruit tree over the next decade. As it was a cloudy and cool day, many butterflies landed with open wing (including Plum Judy). Still have visible butterfly activities -- except the Paplioinae was kinda of missing except for Common Mormon & Red Helen.


#1 - Common Hedge Blue (Acytolepis puspa spp.) @ Lantau
#1a - 2MP-cropped
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v210/skyflash/Butterflies%20-%20China/2007-04%20-%20HKG%20-%20Lantau%20Kadoorie%20FungYuen/DSC_9608_UFRaw11_2MP_sz-640.jpg
#1b - 1MP-cropped
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#2 - Indian Cabbage White (Pieris canidia spp.)
#2a - @ KFBG
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v210/skyflash/Butterflies%20-%20China/2007-04%20-%20HKG%20-%20Lantau%20Kadoorie%20FungYuen/DSC_9817_UFRaw11_GIMP_sz-640.jpg
#2b - @ KFBG
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v210/skyflash/Butterflies%20-%20China/2007-04%20-%20HKG%20-%20Lantau%20Kadoorie%20FungYuen/DSC_9818_UFRaw11_GIMP_sz-640.jpg
#2c - @ KFBG
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#2d - @ KFBG
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#2e - @ FungYuen; 3MP-cropped
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#2f - @ FungYuen
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#2g - @ FungYuen
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#3 - Restricted Demon (Notocrypta curvifasica) @ KFBG
#3a -
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v210/skyflash/Butterflies%20-%20China/2007-04%20-%20HKG%20-%20Lantau%20Kadoorie%20FungYuen/DSC_9823_UFRaw11_GIMP_sz-640.jpg
#3b -
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#4 - Rustic (Cupha erymanthis spp.) @ KFBG (record only)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v210/skyflash/Butterflies%20-%20China/2007-04%20-%20HKG%20-%20Lantau%20Kadoorie%20FungYuen/DSC_9829_UFRaw11_sm_GIMP_sz-640.jpg

#5 - Common Five-Ring (Ypthima baldus spp.) @ KFBG
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v210/skyflash/Butterflies%20-%20China/2007-04%20-%20HKG%20-%20Lantau%20Kadoorie%20FungYuen/DSC_9836_UFRaw11_GIMP_sz-640.jpg

#6 - South China Bush Brown (Mycalesis zonata)
#6a - @ KFBG; 2MP-cropped
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v210/skyflash/Butterflies%20-%20China/2007-04%20-%20HKG%20-%20Lantau%20Kadoorie%20FungYuen/DSC_9845_UFRaw11_2MP_GIMP_sz-640.jpg
#6b - @ FungYuen; record only
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v210/skyflash/Butterflies%20-%20China/2007-04%20-%20HKG%20-%20Lantau%20Kadoorie%20FungYuen/DSC_0010_UFRaw11_sm_REC_sz-640.jpg

#7 - Common Map (Cyrestis thyodamas spp) @ FungYuen
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v210/skyflash/Butterflies%20-%20China/2007-04%20-%20HKG%20-%20Lantau%20Kadoorie%20FungYuen/DSC_9849_UFRaw11_REC_sz-640.jpg

Rustic
16-Apr-2007, 01:15 AM
#8 - Pale Grass Blue (Zizeeria maha spp) @ FungYuen
#8a - 2MP-cropped
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v210/skyflash/Butterflies%20-%20China/2007-04%20-%20HKG%20-%20Lantau%20Kadoorie%20FungYuen/DSC_9853_UFRaw11_2MP_sz-640.jpg
#8b - 3MP-cropped
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v210/skyflash/Butterflies%20-%20China/2007-04%20-%20HKG%20-%20Lantau%20Kadoorie%20FungYuen/DSC_9864_UFRaw11_3MP_sz-640.jpg
#8c
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v210/skyflash/Butterflies%20-%20China/2007-04%20-%20HKG%20-%20Lantau%20Kadoorie%20FungYuen/DSC_9922_UFRaw11_GIMP_sz-640.jpg

#9 - Common Sailor (Neptis hylas) @ FungYuen
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#10 - Banded Tree Brown (Lethe confusa spp.) @ FungYuen
#10a
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v210/skyflash/Butterflies%20-%20China/2007-04%20-%20HKG%20-%20Lantau%20Kadoorie%20FungYuen/DSC_9879_UFRaw11_GIMP_sz-640.jpg
#10b - 3MP-cropped
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#10c - 4MP-cropped
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#10d - 3MP-cropped
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Rustic
16-Apr-2007, 01:16 AM
#11 - Punchinello (Zemeros flegyas) @ FungYuen
#11a
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v210/skyflash/Butterflies%20-%20China/2007-04%20-%20HKG%20-%20Lantau%20Kadoorie%20FungYuen/DSC_9890_UFRaw11_GIMP_sz-640.jpg
#11b
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v210/skyflash/Butterflies%20-%20China/2007-04%20-%20HKG%20-%20Lantau%20Kadoorie%20FungYuen/DSC_9916_UFRaw11_GIMP_sz-640.jpg
#11c
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v210/skyflash/Butterflies%20-%20China/2007-04%20-%20HKG%20-%20Lantau%20Kadoorie%20FungYuen/DSC_0005_UFRaw11_GIMP_sz-640.jpg

#12 - Contiguous Swift (Polytremis lubricans) @ FungYuen
#12a
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v210/skyflash/Butterflies%20-%20China/2007-04%20-%20HKG%20-%20Lantau%20Kadoorie%20FungYuen/DSC_9895_UFRaw11_GIMP_sz-640.jpg
#12b
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v210/skyflash/Butterflies%20-%20China/2007-04%20-%20HKG%20-%20Lantau%20Kadoorie%20FungYuen/DSC_9897_UFRaw11_GIMP_sz-640.jpg

#13 - Water Snow Flat (Tagiades litigiosus spp.) @ FungYuen
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v210/skyflash/Butterflies%20-%20China/2007-04%20-%20HKG%20-%20Lantau%20Kadoorie%20FungYuen/DSC_9910_UFRaw11_GIMP_sz-640.jpg

#14 - Indian Palm Bob (Suastus gremius) @ FungYuen
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v210/skyflash/Butterflies%20-%20China/2007-04%20-%20HKG%20-%20Lantau%20Kadoorie%20FungYuen/DSC_9920_UFRaw11_GIMP_sz-640.jpg

#15 - Chinese Dart (Potanthus confucius) @ FungYuen
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v210/skyflash/Butterflies%20-%20China/2007-04%20-%20HKG%20-%20Lantau%20Kadoorie%20FungYuen/DSC_9930_UFRaw11_GIMP_sz-640.jpg

Rustic
16-Apr-2007, 01:18 AM
#16 - UFO (? Pelopidas spp.) @ FungYuen; 3MP-cropped
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v210/skyflash/Butterflies%20-%20China/2007-04%20-%20HKG%20-%20Lantau%20Kadoorie%20FungYuen/DSC_9941_UFRaw11_3MP_sz-640.jpg

#17 - White Dragontail (Lamproptera curius) @ FungYuen
#17a - 3MP-cropped
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v210/skyflash/Butterflies%20-%20China/2007-04%20-%20HKG%20-%20Lantau%20Kadoorie%20FungYuen/DSC_9963_UFRaw11_3MP_sz-640.jpg
#17b - 6MP-cropped
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#17c -
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#17d
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#17e - 2MP-cropped
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#17f - 1MP-cropped
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Rustic
16-Apr-2007, 01:20 AM
#18 - Long-tailed Blue (Lampides boeticus) @ FungYuen
#18a - 2MP-cropped
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v210/skyflash/Butterflies%20-%20China/2007-04%20-%20HKG%20-%20Lantau%20Kadoorie%20FungYuen/DSC_9992_UFRaw11_2MP_sz-640.jpg
#18b
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#18c
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v210/skyflash/Butterflies%20-%20China/2007-04%20-%20HKG%20-%20Lantau%20Kadoorie%20FungYuen/DSC_9997_UFRaw11_GIMP_sz-640.jpg

#19 - Red Helen (Papilio helenus) @ FungYuen; 1MP-cropped
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v210/skyflash/Butterflies%20-%20China/2007-04%20-%20HKG%20-%20Lantau%20Kadoorie%20FungYuen/DSC_0007_UFRaw11_1MP_GIMP_sz-640.jpg

#20 - Tree Flitter (Hyarotis adrastus) @ FungYuen
#20a
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#20b
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Rustic
16-Apr-2007, 01:20 AM
#21 - Blue Admiral (Kaniska canace spp.) @ FungYuen
#21a
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v210/skyflash/Butterflies%20-%20China/2007-04%20-%20HKG%20-%20Lantau%20Kadoorie%20FungYuen/DSC_0031_UFRaw11_GIMP_sz-640.jpg
#21b
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#21c
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v210/skyflash/Butterflies%20-%20China/2007-04%20-%20HKG%20-%20Lantau%20Kadoorie%20FungYuen/DSC_0043_UFRaw11_GIMP_sz-640.jpg

#22 - Common Evening Brown (Melanitis leda spp.) @ FungYuen; record only
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#23 - Plum Judy (Abisara echerius spp.) @ FungYuen
#23a - 1MP-cropped
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v210/skyflash/Butterflies%20-%20China/2007-04%20-%20HKG%20-%20Lantau%20Kadoorie%20FungYuen/DSC_0048_UFRaw11_1MP_sz-640.jpg
#23b - 3MP-cropped
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Commander
16-Apr-2007, 01:32 AM
Woo~ Dragontails! :)

hkmoths
16-Apr-2007, 01:14 PM
Hi Rustic,

Sorry the cold weather spoilt the butterfly watching @ KFBG. It was one of the coldest starts to April I can remember.

Things have markedly improved in the last week - moth recording on the 14th included several Actias selene (Moon Moth) and an Attacus atlas (Atlas Moth). Many more butterflies evident by day (up to 29C today and butterflies everywhere).

cheers,

Roger.

Elbowed Pierrot
16-Apr-2007, 03:20 PM
fwoah, TWN sure have alot of interesting species *drool*

Commander
16-Apr-2007, 03:23 PM
fwoah, TWN sure have alot of interesting species *drool*

TWN? :hmmm: I thought he was in HK?

Elbowed Pierrot
16-Apr-2007, 03:48 PM
alamak, think I study too much liao :P

Sky Blue
16-Apr-2007, 10:47 PM
Nice collection CP :thumbsup:

Cruiser
16-Apr-2007, 11:35 PM
Woo~ Dragontails! :)

DT....reminds me of the goodtime we had at ER :-)

Rustic
17-Apr-2007, 01:18 PM
Hi Rustic,

Sorry the cold weather spoilt the butterfly watching @ KFBG. It was one of the coldest starts to April I can remember.

Things have markedly improved in the last week - moth recording on the 14th included several Actias selene (Moon Moth) and an Attacus atlas (Atlas Moth). Many more butterflies evident by day (up to 29?C today and butterflies everywhere).

cheers,

Roger.

Dont worry. It was a refreshing hike in KFBG. :)
The nature trails look promising if the weather has been warmer. :P

Commander
17-Apr-2007, 01:58 PM
DT....reminds me of the goodtime we had at ER :-)

Ya... and we will return to ER one day...