|1. Miniature roses|
|2. Costus woodsonii|
When the tiny flowers appear in this Costus woodsonii plant, it usually attract a lot of ants with its sugary liquid. The flowers are edible. This hairy caterpillar seem to have cut open the defensive wall of orange bracts that protect the yellow flowers and shifted in. The critter seems to eat the flower but not the leaves of this plant.
I wonder which butterfly/moth this baby belongs to?
“GBBD March 2011”, a copyrighted post, was written for My Nice Garden blog by Autumn Belle @ http://www.mynicegarden.com/ for Autumn Belle on 16th March 2011.
|3. Hibiscus rosa-sinensis cultivars - double petaled vermillion red.|
|4. Tawny coaster butterfly on a palm tree.|
This tawny coaster butterfly was drying its wings when I found it near my vegetable plants in the late evening. It walked on to my fingers and momentarily rested on my palm tree just before taking off in its maiden flight.
|5. Blue throated sunbird|
Do you know its name?
8. A pair of pigeons/quails on my neighbour's same longan tree. One was posing like a supermodel while the other one was very shy and somersaulted away when it saw me pointing my camera. I guess he doesn't like the paparazzi!
12. Anyone know the name of this bug on the Hibiscus rosa-sinensis plant?