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Ronnie Ooi
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An ordinary joe who likes to watch butterflies
An ordinary joe who likes to watch butterflies

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Great Egg-Fly (Hypolimnas bolina)
Great  Egg-fly Recently i came across this Great Egg-fly. Apparently this butterfly species has some form of sexual dimorphism between male and female. According to the literature and field guide, the underside of a female is generally brown, with white ma...

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Butterflies of the Enchanted Forest - June 2016
Recently i came across a few amazing butterflies inside some enchanted forest in Peninsular Malaysia. Here is a butterfly which although it is not rare but you won't often get to see it. Appias lalassis indroides Note: i have initially identified the above ...

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Butterflies of the Enchanted Forest - June 2016
Recently i came across a few amazing butterflies inside some enchanted forest in Peninsular Malaysia. Here is a butterfly which although it is not rare but you won't often get to see it. This should be a 'Great Orange Tip' - the wet morph version. Apparentl...

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The Amazing Skippers of The Forest Edge - June 2016
Watching butterflies can provide the same attraction and challengers as bird watching. Both species have wings, both have the kaleidoscopic assortment of colorful patterns and both have their unique behavior and character to be observed. Some of them howeve...

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Lime Butterfly (Papilio demoleus malayanus)
Here is another butterfly which would require your mental faculties to work overtime. If you have compared the photos in the literature with the photos below, you might probably have some doubts on its identification. The literature described the butterfly ...

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Butterflies of Ulu Langat Forest - May 2016
Watching and identifying butterflies can be just as tricky as birding. Some of them can be straight forward while some may need your closer observation. Have a look at the photo of the following skipper: It has dark brown underside and a creamy white band. ...

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Swamp Tiger (Danaus affinis)
Sorry to disappoint you but this is not a real tiger. It was just a 'common' butterfly but it is reportedly a mangrove specialist. Saw this swamp thing at a mangrove area at Kuala Selangor recently. Side view Front view Looks quite menacing from the front. ...

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Butterflies of Rice Fields - Dec 2015
Rice Fields are usually open areas with vast flat terrains. From the month of November to December, the rice fields in Peninsular Malaysia are usually ready to be harvested and the scenery can be spectacular. Despite the weather which can be really hot arou...

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Backyard Butterflies - Nov 2015
Sometimes your backyard can also produced many varieties of butterflies. Recently i had a short morning stroll at my 'backyard' and here are some of its butterflies. Most of them were common though. Psolos fuligo Its common name is "Brown Bob" and this is h...

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Punchinello - Zemeros flegyas
The name "Punchinello" certainly sound a bit spanish but this butterfly apparently are only common in this region - i.e South East Asia. It is described as having dark orange brown color and has a wet and dry season form. I have recently came across an indi...
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