水翁花引發的世界 insects love water banyan

不止一次寫水翁了。這次集中談水翁花。水翁正值花期。

水翁是原生植物,愛生長附近有水的地方。圓錐花序,愛簇生於無葉的樹枝上。開起花來,非常熱鬧。不單指花勢,也指吸引不同的昆蟲到來。

third posts on water banyan. every early summer this native species blossoms away. little cream-coloured flowers cluster at nodes of the branches. these flower cones look really busy as different insects come visiting.

有蝴蝶,包括報喜斑粉蝶。butterflies suck into the nectar, including redbase jezebel (bottom photo).

water banyan july16 a water banyan july16 b water banyan july16 c redbase jezebel 報喜斑粉蝶 redbase jezebel (delias pasithoe) – kingdom: animalia 動物界 | phylum: arthropoda 節肢動物門 | class: insecta 昆蟲綱 | order: lepidoptera 鱗翅目 | 總科: 鳳蝶總科 papilionoidea | family: pieridae 粉蝶科 | 亞科:粉蝶亞科 pierinae | 族: 粉蝶族 pierini tribe | genus: delias 豔粉蝶屬 | species: d. pasithoe 豔粉蝶/ 報喜斑粉蝶  (source: wiki)

{ 略提此蝶的拉丁學名。香港政府的生態資料沿用 delias aglaja aglaia,但維基英文網頁則提出用 delias pasithoe。詳情可看英文部分。a side note on redbase jezebel, information on official websites in hong kong use the latin term delias aglaja aglaia, but wikipedia explains the usage of delias pasithoe, quoting below:

The Redbase Jezebel is a medium-sized butterfly of the Family Pieridae, that is, the Yellows and Whites. The species is found in parts of South Asia and Southeast Asia. There has been some dispute for which species the specific name aglaja (or aglaia), used twice by Linnaeus in 1758, applies – the Redbase Jezebel, or the Dark Green Fritillary (Argynnis aglaja), a brush-footed butterfly. Here, Delias pasithoe is used for the Redbase Jezebel, based on the replacement name proposed by Linnaeus himself.

有黑白兩色的蛾 - 黃野螟  and moth, like the black & white heortia vitessoides water banyan july16 d heortia vitessoides

黃野螟 heortia vitessoides – kingdom: animalia 動物界 | phylum: arthropoda 節肢動物門 | class: insecta 昆蟲綱 | order: lepidoptera 鱗翅目 | family: crambidae (grass moth) 草螟科 | genus: heortia | species: h. vitessoides  (source: wiki)

further reference of heortia vitessoides –  lepidoptera.butterflyhouse.com.au

 

水翁 water banyan (cleistocalyx operculatus) – kingdom: plantae | (unranked): angiosperms | (unranked): eudicots | (unranked): rosids | order: myrtales  桃金娘目| family: myrtaceae 桃金娘科 | genus: cleistocalyx 水翁屬 | species: c.operculatus 水翁  wiki

 

本部落有關水翁舊文  previous posts on water banyan: 《水翁 water banyan》、《水翁果子 pretty berries of water banyan (cleistocalyx operculatus)

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