May 2007 — Butterflies

BY ANGELA HIJJAS

More than 10 butterflies were enjoying the nectar from a Hoya carnosa, which was flowering for the first time, in the Taman Sari on Tuesday. At least four species of butterfly were feeding on the plant, each butterfly staking out its own umbrel of the pink and white flowers.

The butterflies pictured are possibly Parantica aglea, also known as Ideopsis vulgaris, the Blue Glassy Tiger.