Saturday, March 31

mistletoe + butterfly update

ever since discovering the mistletoe  (Amyema incarnatiflora) in the house in tarlac, adri and i've kept a close eye on it, each of us having been back on 2 separate occasions.

when adri went several weeks ago, he saw more flowers in full bloom, interspersed with the host tree's (duhat, Syzygium cuminiflowers:

i was back last week and there were only a few flowers left:

there were several butterflies, painted jezebels (Delias hyparete luzonensis) flitting around the mistletoe and there was one that started laying eggs on one of the fresh leaves of the mistletoe!

it laid its eggs in 2 neat rows!  

hopefully i get to go back soon and get to see the cats!

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