So Friday activity was finished and Saturday was free. I am so lucky the boss and the assistant boss also studied in my university, and one of them also worked at the same department i worked after graduation. So it was like a sort of re-bonding moment, and i was very well attended to in this visit. Both of them have prior appointments and can't tour me around, so a driver was assigned to me that Saturday to go where i wanted.
We passed by a butterfly house and garden, and that certainly has a very potent pheromone for me to wander in. It is owned by a prominent political family there, so named after the matriarch, Maria Clara Lobregat Garden. The plants are looking good and well kept, and they have many blooming flowers outside the enclosures. However, only a few butterfly species are reared inside.
There are two netted domes in the property, separated by the administration area, above is one and the 2nd is shown below. Lovely blooms and towering ornamental trees are colorfully shown outside the butterfly domes.
Many hibiscus (gumamela) varieties, both traditional and hybrids are growing outside the domes. This multi-petalled orange variety is just one of them.
I am not sure if this is an Ixora variety, as there are no labels of the plants, and even the butterflies.
Lantana camara are luxuriantly growing in different areas.
I am also not familiar with the above, but it is so lovely and just about 3 ft high.
Berries of the white Duranta, there is also a lavender variety (below). However, the blue Duranta repens is not planted there.
Hypolimnas bolina, male (above and below)
Hypolimnas missipus, male, Danaid Egg-fly
COMMON THREE-RING, Ypthima sempera chaboras Fruhstorfer 1911
larvae of Idea leuconoe
pupa and exoskeleton of the pupa of Idea leuconoe
adult Idea leuconoe