Sunday, September 28, 2014

Detached Dart (Potanthus trachala)

The species in the genus Potanthus, are not easy to identify in the field. The easiest way to identify a P. trachala is to observed the upperside forewing, where the spots in spaces 4 and 5, are out of line with the spots below.

The species is quite common in Singapore and not rare in Peninsula Malaysia, and can be found at all usual elevations, in both primary and secondary forest. Range from India to China and Sundaland.

Set specimen of T. trachala

Male valva of P. trachala (Note; uncus tapering to a blunt triangular point)

Overview of the male valva of Potanthus sp. from "The Butterflies of the Malay Peninsula"

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Some Butterflies from Bali - Part 2

Part 2 of the Butterflies from Bali cover butterflies from local Butterflies Park.

The butterflies park (Taman Wisata "Taman Kupu Kupu) located at Tabanan, Bali. Almost at the middle of the Bali Island. Entrance fee shown on the ticket below but pay in Rupiah will be cheaper ~RP60000 ;)

Map of Bali, showing the location of Tabanan

Here are the photos of butterflies from the park.

This is the place where the park houses hundreds of pupae.