maturing seed pods of a weed
they are easily borne by the wind and gets very invasive, but as flowers some butterflies love them
Flower buds of milkweeds, Asclepias curassavica, an introduced species from tropical Americas However, it is also introduced to my lowland garden, as i got it from our colder highlands. I was just trying it out in my garden for our local monarchs.
Open flowers of milkweed, they are like dancing ladies with overflowing gowns, but our butterflies has not found them yet.
this is the milkweed pod about to dehisce, being in the hoya family they have the same characteristics
young shoots and leaves of akapulko, Cassia alata, a favored host of Mottled Emigrant butterfly
Look at those yet very small larvae of the Mottled Emigrant, Catopsilia pyranthe pyranthe. The ants seem to be tending them, and they might perhaps shoe away the predators.
Even at the pre-pupation stage the ants are still there. I wonder what symbiotic relationship they have with those ants.
jumping spider upside down
A dark blue tiger butterfly, Tirumala hamata orestilla, beautified by shadows.