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Butterflies of the Crocker Range # 2

The Blue Spotted Peacock Swallowtail, Papilio karna. This is quite common and seems to prefer the lower slopes of the mountain ranges of Borneo.
Kipandi Butterfly Park has a fine range of orchids and pitcher plants as well as insects. It is open to the public. You can even go along at night and see lots [...]

Butterflies of the Crocker Range National Park #1

A female Yellow Birdwing drying its wings after emerging from its pupa (chrysalis) in the Kipandi Butterfly Park in the mountains above Kota Kinabalu. This is one of 5 species of birdwing being bred in the Park for conservation and tourism purposes. This pic was taken two days ago.

A common Butterfly of Borneo

Hypolimnas bolina likes open sunny spaces close to trees. It is a feature of large gardens in suburban Kota Kinabalu. The male is very territorial and glides down from a high perch to inspect intruders, including people. Other butterflies get chased away.


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