This Celosia argentea, cockscomb, has been braving the heat and full sun beautifully, however it has not yet fully grown when it suddenly give up. I was not able to take its dead photo, my mother already throw it away.
This is locally called "kasupanggil", Clerodendrum intermedium. It can still flower well without watering and temperatures reaching 37C. Fruits are also produced nicely. However, the leaves wilted so much especially at noon, but get turgid again in the morning. Those berries turn black when ripe. These are volunteer plants that we consider as weeds, but i opted to leave it there for the butterflies.
Butterflies take turns is sipping the flowers. That means nectar production is still good for them.
The above swallowtail is Chilasa clytia
This Curetis tagalica is getting nectar from the stringbeans' flowers, i did not see it alighting in the Clerodendrum, even if most of the butterflies try it.
A Papillio alphenor getting its food from the already struggling Lantana camara.
This Prosotas dubiosa loves the blue Duranta erecta flowers, which also dwindled because of the drought and the heat.
Euchrysops cnejus on the flower of stringbeans.
Cepora aspasia, also on the blue Duranta erecta. It already has torn wings.
Sincere gratitude is due Dr. Peter B. Hardy, who is very kind enough to identify my butterflies. From now on I will at last call these by their real names.