Sunday, October 7, 2012

Tawny coster butterfly

Earlier, I have blogged about a pair of caterpillars we brought home from a party.

Early in the morning my son excitedly ran into our bedroom telling us that one of the pupa has turned brown.  As we were still in our sweet dream and thus, casually acknowledged his remark.  After breakfast, I thought I should take a look and to my surprise, an orange butterfly emerged.  I quickly gathered my son around the plastic container for the special moment.  Next thing, he was calling Papa to see it.  We decided to release it at the Tampines Changkat butterfly garden  (our second visit).  Later in the afternoon, I found out from the internet here that the butterfly is known as Tawny Coster (Acraea violae) originated from India and Sri Lanka.  And it has become a common species in Singapore since.  My boy was grinning from ear to ear and talking non-stop about the butterfly seeing its 'friends', its new 'home', taking the first 'nectar' ...etc  all the way from stepping out of our house to the butterfly garden.

We have one more excitment...awaiting.....

Day 7 - Changed to butterfly
On the way to Tampines Changkat Butterfly garden

Beautiful Tawny Coster (Acraea violae)


~Summer~ said...

It's a beautiful butterfly! Love the colours! Awww, so nice to set it free and your son must be elated! =) Thanks for sharing!

Dragonfly said...

Ya, indeed he is. The last one has wiggled out from the chrysalis this morning. Going to set it free in the butterfuly garden again ;)