Tuesday picked up the recently published second edition Butterflies of Thailand English Edition, from the Siam Insect Zoo in Chiang Mai. An impressive volume weighing in at just under 3kg and 943 pages, covering all of the 1604 species and sub-species recorded in Thailand. Initial impressions are that it is good and will be a valuable resource, my only criticism is the omission of any flight period data. Copies are currently available at the Siam Insect Zoo priced 1750 Thai Baht, internatioanl postage and package will probably double the price. More information can be found at www.maleang.com.
Prior to heavy rain this morning whilst birding I did manage to identify and photograph a number of species around the temple at Chiang Dao including Common Five Ring, Common Chocolate Demon, Forest Quaker, Chocolate Pansy, Orange Oakleaf, Lime Butterfly, White Dragontail, Red-breasted Jezebel, Psyche, Yellow Orange Tip, Common Wanderer, Plain Tiger, Common Indian Crow, Common Palmfly, many unidentified Grass Yellows and various others still to identify.
|Forest Quaker Chiang Dao|
|Common Chocolate Demon|
|Common Five Ring|