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Lorquin's Admiral
This butterfly didn't stay for very long - I couldn't get a bigger lens.
Tags: dorsal
Species: Limenitis lorquini (Lorquin's Admiral)

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Lemon Pansy Upperside
Lemon Pansy Upperside
Species: Junonia lemonias (lemon pansy)

John Harvey Photo > Trips out of the Country > Hong Kong 11 > Lemon Pansy Upperside

Plain Tiger
I think there are dark spots on the hind wings here, but the hind wings are hidden.
Species: Danaus chrysippus (plain tiger)

John Harvey Photo > Trips out of the Country > Hong Kong 11 > Plain Tiger

Common Jester
The little spikes at the bottom on this individual makes it easier to identify as a Common Jester. This colour pattern is quite common and there is quite a bit of variation in the pattern within each species.
Species: Symbrenthia lilaea (common jester)

John Harvey Photo > Trips out of the Country > Hong Kong 11 > Common Jester

Great Egg-fly In Bright Light
This is a somewhat shaky identification - I believe the white spots on the wings are either overwhelmed by the blue or just worn off. I have a poor photo of the underside of the wing - it better matches (but still worn) Great Egg-fly.

In this species the male and female don't look anything alike.

Species: Hypolimnas bolina (great eggfly)

John Harvey Photo > Trips out of the Country > Hong Kong 11 > Great Egg-fly In Bright Light

Blue Tiger
At first I didn't realize there there were a variety of "Tiger"'s - Black with light colours. The reserve had a sign showing a few of the species - Ceylon Blue, Blue, Dark Blue, Glassy and more. I tried harder to take photos of each one I saw.
Species: Tirumala limniace (blue tiger)

John Harvey Photo > Trips out of the Country > Hong Kong 11 > Blue Tiger

Common Five Ring Dry Season
I didn't know this existed with butterflies - the butterflies that emerge in the dry season have a different number of spots than the ones that come out in the wet season (July here). The wet season version would have three rings on the bottom wing instead of two seen here.
Species: Ypthima baldus (common fivering)

John Harvey Photo > Trips out of the Country > Hong Kong 11 > Common Five Ring Dry Season

Glassy Tiger On Billygoat Weed
There are a variety of butterflies that look pretty similar. Thankfully I have a book of local butterflies which makes it easier to figure out which of the similar types this is.

The butterfly is feeding on a weed introduced from the new world. The weed contaminates feed (it is poisonous) and spreads real well.

Species: Ageratum conyzoides (billygoat-weed), Parantica aglea (glassy tiger)

John Harvey Photo > Trips out of the Country > Hong Kong 11 > Glassy Tiger On Billygoat Weed

Paris Peacock Feeding
This individual has had a rough life - he is missing parts of his wing. The green dots covering the wings really stand out in direct sunlight.
Species: Papilio paris (Paris peacock)

John Harvey Photo > Trips out of the Country > Hong Kong 11 > Paris Peacock Feeding

False Tiger Moth
I have seen these moths on my last few visit - they are large, brightly coloured and active during the day. I had tried taking photos while they were in flight, but they are so active I always failed. This trip I tried harder to find them on plants and had some luck!
Species: Dysphania militaris (False Tiger Moth)

John Harvey Photo > Trips out of the Country > Hong Kong 11 > False Tiger Moth