Sunday, March 10, 2019

Pompelon Marginata Marginata (Bukit Brown)

Pompelon Marginata Marginata (a day flying moth) was spotted on 10th March 2019 at Bukit Brown, Hill 4 Division A at 9:15 am. It's beautiful striking blue caught my eye and as it landed, i notice it does flap its wings as what butterflies usually do, making me guess that it is possibly a moth. Reading further i found indeed it was a day flying moth called Popmpelon Marginata Marginata (Singapore subspecies) and it seems to be attracted to Wild Cinnamon trees ( Cinnamomum iners) which from the leave below, indeed it was !

Pompelon Marginata Marginata (a day flying moth) 

Pompelon Marginata. Nature in Singapore, pg 319-328 , NUS (accessible online)

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