There are a few new arrivals on the Taiwan’s Butterflies page after being eaten alive by mosquitoes today:
- Graphium doson postianus
- Graphium cloanthus kuge
- Timelaea albescens formosana
- Euploea mulciber barsine
- Hypolimnas misippus
- Symbrenthia lilaea formosanus
- Junonia lemonias aenaria
- Catopsilia pyranthe
- Lampides boeticus
- Spindasis kuyanianus
Our current total now stands at 31 species!
Earlier this week I was introduced to a tree on the grounds of a nearby elementary school where 4 Brown Hawk-Owls [褐鷹鴞, Ninox scutulata] had made their home. It was early in the morning and Cathy’s mother had showed me where they were. She goes there frequently with a group to practice Tai Chi.
Athyma selenophora laela [單帶蛺蝶]
Yesterday’s hike started much the same way the Caoling Historic Trail hike ended. I left Taipei by train for Yilan County’s Dali [大里]. I started by making my way from the Dali Tian-Gong Temple [大里天公廟] to the area on the Caoling Trail near the Tiger inscription where visitors have the option of turning south along the Taoyuan Valley [桃源谷].