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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

UFO on a UFO

There is an Unidentified Flying Object (UFO) on this leguminous Unidentified Flowering Object (UFO). The photographs are taken at the Rooftop Secret Garden of 1-Utama.

“UFO on a UFO”, a copyrighted post, was written for My Nice Garden blog by Autumn Belle @ on May 31st, 2011.

The bean pod looks like the green peas on my dinner table and I have seen the bug in my vegetable patch.

Can you please help me identify them
- the 2 x UFOs?


  1. What a sweet capture and a clever post! The colors of the bug look pretty even next to the bright white. I don't know what the bug is, but the plant is obviously some type of legume. Gorgeous!

  2. Spot on - where it wants to land! No craters, hillocks etc but sweet nectar to sip away:)

  3. i have no idea! The insect looks like a cross between a butterfly and a bee!

    pretty flower...

  4. Hi Autumn Belle, you should have let some full leaf in the photo so we can easily see them. I haven't even seen a Bauhinia alba, but those cut leaves have venations almost like it. Please check the photos of B. alba and compare if the leaves you saw are the same. I googled but still cannot conclude with just your given details. But the photos are lovely.

  5. Orange spotted tiger moth? No clue about the mysterious plant.

  6. What a brilliant title about UFO on UFO. Sorry cant identify UnSub. Was passing by 1Utama two hours ago and thinking about you clicking away at the Rooftop Secret Garden.

  7. Since it is unknown, you can name the flower under your name.

  8. Sorry, I can't help with an id, but they are great photos!

  9. My grateful thanks to your comments, smart observations and clues.

    Wendy and One, your description of the bug helped me ID it. It is indeed a tiger moth that mimics a wasp.

    Andrea, you hinted about looking at the leaves. I'm sorry I don't have a clear photo of the leaves, but it look like bauhinia leaves, i.e. with cleft and hoof shaped. Deb (Plant Postings) said about legumes. This lead me to search the Bauhinias of Fabaceae family.


  10. Keats, Bananaz, Rainfield, Mac. It is always a delight to be able to ID the UFOs!


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