Makarimi Abdullah
 Episod jalan-jalan lagi kali ini...Jalan-jalan di Penang.

Jalan-jalan episode again... now in Penang!


Really nice signborad at the entrance
Welcoming you at the entratce : World 1st tropical live butterfly santuary
The mascots of the butterfly farm

3 minggu lalu, kebosanan yang teramat sangat, kerana cuaca yang hujan dan tidak boleh lakukan apa-apa; OdD dan teman DPF pergilah ke Taman Rama-Rama di Teluk Bahang Pulau Pinang. Tiada perancangan dan tiada hala tuju ketika itu...jadi singgahlah di taman ini. Seingat OdD , kali terakhir OdD ke sini rasanya hampir 10 tahun yang lalu. Lama sungguh dan cepatnya masa berlalu.

Last 3 weeks, I went to Penang Butterfly Farm at Teluk Bahang, Penang. No planning at all. just add-hock visit. The last I visited this place ...I think more than decade ago.

Dalam kesempatan menyaksikan koleksi hidup rama-rama di sini, terpandanglah pulak papantanda seperti di bawah ini! Ahaa...ada juga koleksi orkid di sini...mulalah mata OdD ni meninjau orkid mana yang berbunga. Banyak juga yang menarik perhatian OdD. Salah satu yang OdD tertarik adalah Bulbophyllum becarrii...dulu suatu masa OdD pernah ada pokok ini...disebabkan penyakit spora kuning...pokok ini mati...sehelai demi sehelai daunnya jatuh; dan akhirnya habis umur! Apapun ia tetap pernah berbunga dengan OdD.Waktu OdD melawat di sini bunganya seprti inilah, sekrang tentu dah layu...kerana bunganya hanya kembang beberapa hari sahaja. Yang peliknya...rama-rama ni suka kah dengan baunya yang 'harum' semacam ni...umpama bangkai daging! Terpikir juga sampai hari ini...

Keep busy with looking at the butterflies...then saw the direction sign below. I never realize, there are orchid corner inside this farm. So surprise...I thought just other flowers not an orchids. The most I interested with is the Bulbophyllum becarrii. Last time I have this plant, and blooms twice then after sometime 'passed away' ;-( really sad. The weird thing come in to my mind...this flower not fragrant but give and rotten meat odor. The pollinator is normally flies not butterfly. Little bit curious here. Anyway if the flower blooms ...it is so beautiful...sadly I cannot see this orchid blooms on that day.


Signboard shows the direction of the mini theme corner inside the farm

Bulbophyllum becarrii

Bulbophyllum becarrii flowers bud

Banyak juga orkid yang di susun atur menjadi lanskap mini di sini...seronok melihatnya. Berikut beberapa keping gambar yang dapat OdD snapkan dengan kamera phone OdD. Maaflah yer...jika quality kurang memuaskan. Udah tak buat persediaan begini lah jadinya!

There are quite numbers of orchid plants inside this farm...looks interesting. Here are some pictures I captured ...but so sorry it is just from camera phone...the quality not so good. No preparation so just capture from what I have on that time. 

Artificial waterfall...looks as nature
Orchid corner

The biggest orchid in the world...in the center of the farm : Grammathophyllum speciosum

Celogyne pandurata


Dendrobium barcteosum and Dendrobium ovipostoriferum

Celogyne asperata
Flowers bud : celogyne asperata

Cymbidium finlaysonianum

Cymbidium finlaysonianum
Love corner...with mandarin ducks

Mandarin duck
Paper Kite / Rice Paper (Idea leuconoe)

Cethosia cyane

Another black vein butterfly

Paper Kite / Rice Paper (Idea leuconoe)

Cethosia cyane

The green butterfly pupa

The metallic color pupa

Really striking color butterfly: name unknown

Dark blue butterfly :  name unknown

'Zebra' type butterfly: name unknown


 But these are flowers that fly and all but sing: And now from having ridden out desire. They lie closed over in the wind and cling. Where wheels have freshly sliced the April mire. ~Robert Frost, "Blue-Butterfly Day"
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8 Responses
  1. What lovely photos. The butterflys are fantastic.

    Cher Sunray Gardens


  2. Apabila bercakap pasal rama-rama teringat pula saya mengenai web ini http://www.gardenswithwings.com/identify-butterflies.html

    Cuma rama-rama ni cantik la tapi kalau anak dia tu. Buat rosak tanaman je. :P


  3. Blog da Bete Says:

    Obrigado por compartilhar tamanha beleza
    abraços
    Bete


  4. rajdhillon Says:

    Hi Makarimi,

    I used to be crazy about collecting butterflies in the 60's ... so I may be able to help with identification. I don't have my butterfly 'bible' (Corbet & Pendlebury - 'The Butterflies of the Malay Peninsula') with me anymore, but here goes ...

    Butterfly images from the top going down:

    1. & 4. 'Idea leucone' - the first image is almost definitely the Smaller Wood Nymph (Ideopsis gaura perakana). The fourth one could very well be 'leucone'. In my years of collecting I only came across Ideopsis gaura perakana and the larger version found at elevation (Idea lynceus lynceus).

    2. & 5. 'Cethosia cyane' - the Malay Lacewing (Cethosia hypsea hypsina )

    3. 'black vein' - the Yellow Glassy Tiger (Parantica aspasia aspasia)

    6. 'really striking colour' - the Leaf Butterfly (Kallima limborgii amplirufa).

    7. 'dark blue' - male Great Mormon (Papilio memnon agenor)

    8. 'zebra' - the Clipper (Parthenos sylvia lilacinus)

    Brought back some great memories ... thanks.

    raj


  5. rajdhillon Says:

    Great resource for Malaysian butterflies ...
    http://www.pbase.com/lcgoh/my_butterfly


  6. klaraau01 Says:

    Such a beautiful butterflies and what a setting - thank you for sharing


  7. I had collected this Cymbidium finlaysonianum from a dumpside when someone cut and throw it away.
    Doing fine for a year now - still waiting for it to bloom.


  8. Makarimi Says:

    Cher> Thanks for your comments;)
    I Wong> Rama-rama memang cantik...memang benar anak-anak nya yang memeningkan kepala...habis dikerjakannya pokok dan bunga;( Terima kasih atas link yg menarik tu.
    Bete> Thanks for your comment ;)
    Raj> I dont know that you are the butterflies collector. Anyway thanks so much helping me the butterflies name and thanks also for the usefull link.
    Klara> Thanks for the comments and visiting me again and again. Such a beutiful creatures but sometimes create a new problem in my garden.
    JM> Good luck for the orchid. This cymbidium really easy to grow and blooming.