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Orange Dragonfly From Below
Monday, April 10th, 2017 at 21:55:35
Orange Dragonfly From Below

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Plain Tiger
Monday, April 10th, 2017 at 21:55:35
I think there are dark spots on the hind wings here, but the hind wings are hidden.
Species: Danaus chrysippus (plain tiger)

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Blue Tiger
Monday, April 10th, 2017 at 21:55:34
At first I didn't realize there there were a variety of "Tiger"'s - Black with light colours. The reserve had a sign showing a few of the species - Ceylon Blue, Blue, Dark Blue, Glassy and more. I tried harder to take photos of each one I saw.
Species: Tirumala limniace (blue tiger)

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Great Egg-fly In Bright Light
Monday, April 10th, 2017 at 21:55:34
This is a somewhat shaky identification - I believe the white spots on the wings are either overwhelmed by the blue or just worn off. I have a poor photo of the underside of the wing - it better matches (but still worn) Great Egg-fly.

In this species the male and female don't look anything alike.

Species: Hypolimnas bolina (great eggfly)

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Three-Spot Grass Yellow
Monday, April 10th, 2017 at 21:55:33
Sometimes I took a dozen photos of an individual before it flew. This butterfly I have only a single photo of - and it was gone.
Species: Eurema blanda (three-spot grass yellow)

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Purple Sapphire
Monday, April 10th, 2017 at 21:55:33
These are small butterflies, but this particular one was very patient with me being close by. It has a beautiful purple dorsal side, but it didn't show it to me.
Species: Heliophorus epicles (purple sapphire)

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Lemon Pansy Underside
Monday, April 10th, 2017 at 21:55:32
It's amazing to me how different the underside (ventral view, looking at the animals belly) is from the topside (dorsal, the animals back) of this species. I initially thought this was two species until I reviewed the photos and found I had a series of photos of the butterfly flapping it's wings.
Species: Junonia lemonias (lemon pansy)

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Lemon Pansy Upperside
Monday, April 10th, 2017 at 21:55:32
Lemon Pansy Upperside
Species: Junonia lemonias (lemon pansy)

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Straight Five-Ring Dry Season
Monday, April 10th, 2017 at 21:55:31
Another species that has similar looking species living in the same place.
Species: Ypthima lisandra (Straight Five-ring)

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Common Jester
Monday, April 10th, 2017 at 21:55:30
The little spikes at the bottom on this individual makes it easier to identify as a Common Jester. This colour pattern is quite common and there is quite a bit of variation in the pattern within each species.
Species: Symbrenthia lilaea (common jester)

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Common Tiger
Monday, April 10th, 2017 at 21:54:50
I saw four different kinds of "Tigers" today - characterized by the dark black stripes on either a light or orange background.
Species: Danaus genutia (common tiger)

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Crimson Marsh Glider, Female
Monday, April 10th, 2017 at 21:53:13
BC Dragonflies don't have a lot of sexual dimorphism that I have seen - sometimes one is 10% larger and the tail tip area is sometimes different, but otherwise similar. Crimson Marsh Gliders are quite different colours - Crimson (red) for the males, this brownish orange for the females.
Species: Trithemis aurora (crimson marsh glider)

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Crowd To Photograph Coral Tree
Monday, April 10th, 2017 at 21:48:43
Crowd To Photograph Coral Tree
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Asian Common Toad
Monday, April 10th, 2017 at 21:44:38
Oh, saucy! This wasn't a large pond, but I'm sure it's big enough for this pair.
Species: Duttaphrynus melanostictus (Asian common toad)

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Pond With Shelter
Monday, April 10th, 2017 at 21:44:38
Pond With Shelter

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Glassy Tiger On Billygoat Weed
Monday, April 10th, 2017 at 21:44:36
There are a variety of butterflies that look pretty similar. Thankfully I have a book of local butterflies which makes it easier to figure out which of the similar types this is.

The butterfly is feeding on a weed introduced from the new world. The weed contaminates feed (it is poisonous) and spreads real well.

Species: Ageratum conyzoides (billygoat-weed), Parantica aglea (glassy tiger)

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Banded Tree Brown
Monday, April 10th, 2017 at 21:44:36
This butterfly really liked this rock. The rock was in the middle of the meadow and lots of people walked by. The butterfly would sometimes take off, only to turn around and return back to almost the same spot.
Species: Lethe confusa (banded treebrown)

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Large Faun Licking Leaf
Monday, April 10th, 2017 at 21:44:36
This was the first of many butterflies I saw on this day. I'm used to hikes where seeing a single butterfly on the ground is a good day - I had no idea I would see so many different species in a single day.

David pointed out the bright blue eyes which contrast with the overall brown shades.

Species: Faunis eumeus (large faun)

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Changeable Lizard Basking
Monday, April 10th, 2017 at 21:44:35
This guy was basking at the top of a waist high bush - he was perfect height for photographs. I expected him to disappear when we got within metres of it, but it was quite patient. The lizard was basking so he was probably cold.
Species: Calotes versicolor (changeable lizard, Oriental garden lizard)

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Common Tailorbird
Monday, April 10th, 2017 at 21:44:35
This bird is quite a bit higher than me in the tree. The nifty features (red top, green back) and sadly mostly out of view. There were several of these birds in this stand of coral tree but they move quickly.
Species: Orthotomus sutorius (Common tailorbird)

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