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South China Bush Brown
South China Bush Brown
Species: Mycalesis zonata (South China Bush Brown)

John Harvey Photo > Trips out of the Country > Hong Kong 12 > South China Bush Brown

Changeable Lizard Male Breeding
This Lizard was really out in the open and larger than others I have seen of this species. He paused on the step and then was gone.
Species: Calotes versicolor (changeable lizard, Oriental garden lizard)

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Russet Percher
This was probably the easiest species to photograph - long perching times and quite striking colours compared to the background.
Species: Neurothemis fulvia (Fulvous Forest Skimmer, Russet Percher)

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Cabbage White
Cabbage White
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Red Helen
I was happy to see a new to me kind of large butterfly. The day was a bit cooler than last year so not as many insects were out.
Species: Papilio helenus (Red Helen)

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Paris Peacock Feeding
This individual has had a rough life - he is missing parts of his wing. The green dots covering the wings really stand out in direct sunlight.
Species: Papilio paris (Paris peacock)

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Orange Dragonfly From Below
This Dragonfly is hard to identify. It might be a Russet Percher (recently emerged).
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Two Skinks In Woodpile Hg
We saw a total of three skinks in this area. The suspicion is that it is mating time.
Species: Eumeces chinensis chinensis (Chinese Skink)

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White Dragontail
These were quite common in the day - we saw them in both locations, but they never stopped moving! Only late in the afternoon did they stop to feed, but they often kept beating their wings even when they standing on their legs.
Species: Lamproptera curius (White Dragontail)

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Purple Sapphire
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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Common Tiger
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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Three-Spot Grass Yellow
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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Plain Tiger
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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Lemon Pansy Upperside
Lemon Pansy Upperside
Species: Junonia lemonias (lemon pansy)

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Lemon Pansy Underside
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)

John Harvey Photo > Trips out of the Country > Hong Kong 11 > Lemon Pansy Underside

Blue Tiger
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
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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Crimson Marsh Glider, Female
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, Crimson Dropwing)

John Harvey Photo > Trips out of the Country > Hong Kong 11 > Crimson Marsh Glider, Female