Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Very rare butterfly spotting! :)

The clearest photo I managed to take 

On Sunday, when I looked through the photos I took over the course of a Plover Cove Country Park hike that a friend and I went on earlier in the day, I opted to highlight three shots of dragonflies that I had managed to snap.  But while they are ones that I feel really happy to have got, I've subsequently learnt -- after checking out a page about the first butterfly survey done in the Sha Tau Kok Closed Area -- that I actually managed to take photos as well as make sightings of a very rare species of butterfly!

Perhaps the rarity of that which is known as the Shiny-spotted Bob (as well as Isotoneinon lamprospilus) may be seen in there not (yet?) being a Wikipedia entry about it!  For the record, a Google search didn't unearth all that much information about it either.  Still, there are enough details (i.e., a skipper type butterfly that appears in the summer, flies at high speeds, is about 2.6 to 3.5 centimeters long and has white shiny spots on its wings) and photos about online for me to be pretty sure that I have my own photos of that which has been classified as "very rare" -- at least in Hong Kong!!! :)


sarah bailey knight said...


Diana said...


Wow, I can't believe you are still hiking at this time of year. But as you said in your previous post it seems to be worth it.

alejna said...

Wow! How very cool!

YTSL said...

Hi sbk --

You sound as excited as I felt when I discovered I had photos of the very rare butterfly! :)

Hi Diana --

Yeah, I really am one of those people who hikes all year around in Hong Kong. :)

Hi Alejna --

Very cool indeed -- and I'm glad you think so too! :)