Hong Kong Lepidopterists' Society Events & Activities
photos by James Young
James Young, Gable Wang, Lam & Man arrived Guangdong Nanling National Reserve Area on a cloudy afternoon with the temperature around 26° to 29°C. We took some short trips to the surrounding areas. Only some moths were spotted at night (including Cyclommatus scutellaris) and the beetle (with elongated foreleg) Cheirotomus macleayi (male). Members are disappointed with the lack of butterflies!
The weather was sunny in the morning and cloudy in the afternoon, with the temperature between 25 and 30°C, members visited the mid section forest area of the "5 Finger Hill" and visited the Virgin Forest. Papilio memnon, Athyma jina, Heliophorus phenicoparyphus, Spindasis syama, Thoressa latris, the beautiful Meandrusa sciron, Agehana elwesi & Papilio arcturus were found. An interesting Bug (with very large mandibles) was also found:- Lucanus maculifemoratus, L. swinhoel.
Meandrusa sciron (Leech) - Papilionidae
The day's weather started cloudy in the morning with some sunny breaks, though thunder & heavy rain fell in the afternoon; temperature 24°-28°C. Members visited the National Nature Reserve Fall Area. Papilio memnon, Pseudergolis wedah and Euploea mulciber were spotted. Interesting beetles (with large mandibles) included Dorcus yamadai and D. titanus as well as the big Long-horn Beetle Allomyrina dichotoma (only female). Further examples of Cheirotomus macleayi (both male & female) were spotted too.
Weather cloudy, took few short trips to the surrounding green areas. Only some small beetles found. No interesting butterflies found.
weather: Sunny; temperature 22°C-30°C. Members returned to Hong Kong. (Why is it that the good weather is kept for the return trip home?!)