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Wednesday, June 11, 2008

My Jungle Walk Pictures Part 2

A Gliding lizards (genus Draco) resting on a tree trunk with its well camouflaged body. When there is a need to take a flight, so to speak, a gliding lizard can expand its mid body into a flat disc and glide through the air from tree to tree.

Long referred to as Dragonflies generically by me out of ignorance, they are actually called Damselflies, although they both are insects in the Order Odanata. Damselflies are also usually smaller, weaker fliers than dragonflies, and their eyes are separated.

The specimens below are Dragonflies.
I mistook it initially for a moth because of its color, till it dawn on me that butterflies have knobs on their tip of the antennae while moths have threadlike, feathery, or blunt antennae, which make this specimen a butterfly. It appears to have just emerged from its cocoon next to it.

Morning glories are funnel-shaped flowers which open in the morning, allowing them to be pollinated by birds and insects. The flower typically lasts for a single morning and dies in the afternoon. New flowers bloom each day and usually start to fade a couple of hours before the petals start showing visible curling. There are reputedly many variants of morning glories

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