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    Default 08-Dec-06 Pointed Butts@WWW

    Went for another lunch time trip at the WWW site. Found quite a few butts puddling at one open ground. There were the usual abundant grass yellows, also gram blue, common line blue, and the ones I was after, pointed cilate blue (pic 1) and pointed line blue (pic 2). At the nearby caerulean bush, finally managed to get an improved shot of the female dark caerulean (pic 3). Not far away, found a Malayan eggfly guarding its freshly laid eggs (pic 4). As I was leaving, spotted what I believe is a grand imperial flying from the track into the neighbouring vegetation but NPNT here.

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    Good capture Horace. You got a plus 2 on this trip?
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    Quote Originally Posted by richardlbong View Post
    Good capture Horace. You got a plus 2 on this trip?
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    Not quite +2 as I have taken record shots of both pointed butts. This time the butts just gave me more time and space for better close-up shots.

    This is also the first time I spotted the pointed line blue at WWW, the previous location was BTNR.

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    Nice shots.
    You prefer the square framing.
    Malayan Eggfly knows the art of laying eggs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peacock Royal View Post
    Nice shots.
    You prefer the square framing.
    Malayan Eggfly knows the art of laying eggs.
    Thanks Federick. Just experimenting with 4:5 framing for the `taller' pointed butts, and decided to maintain consistency for the other two pics in the same post.

    Horace

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    Quote Originally Posted by horace2264 View Post
    At the nearby caerulean bush, finally managed to get an improved shot of the female dark caerulean (pic 3).
    She was laying egg... and was there already a cat?
    Chee Ming, Sum

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    Quote Originally Posted by Common Mime View Post
    She was laying egg... and was there already a cat?
    Thanks for pointing that out. I did not see any cat on this particular plant then. By now this plant should be infested with many cats.
    The plant on which Sunny saw many cats is about 400m away from this one.

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    I do not know but does it look like a cat to you?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Common Mime View Post
    I do not know but does it look like a cat to you?
    Very observant and sharp-eyed!
    I agree that feature does not look like part of the flower shoot, and quite likely a cat. This could be a cat for the DC as these female DCs have a habit of going from the flower shoot to flower shoot of this plant (host plant?) and taking up the egg-laying posture on the shoot. However I could not see any egg laid during that visit.

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    Went back to the same site today and saw quite a few more Malayan Eggfly butts guarding their eggs on the underside of leaves. In one case, the mother was guarding a leaf full of larve (pic 1 and 2).

    Also managed to nail the female pointed cilate blue in a nearby grass patch (pic 3) and confirmed it is female with its upperside (pic 4).

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