A male Hypolimnas bolina, also called as blue moon butterfly.
Spotted this butterfly late afternoon, hanging upside down and flipping its beautiful wings.
I took a picture of him earlier hopping around my
Lantana camara plant.I always see this butterfly on that plant, he loves it. Look how lovely his wings are on the video below.
Location: Toril/ Habitat: Garden/ Family: Nymphalidae/ Species: Hypolimnas bolina
These brightly colored yellow to orange fungi came out on the cracks and crevices of a dead wood.
The fruiting bodies started out as a single rounded stalk then as it gets older, it flattens towards the upper part.
Forming a shape of a spatula and widens up more, making it look like a fan. It grows in clusters or in rows. Some will branched out.
Growing in cluster
They are soft, bouncy and rubbery if touched. When expose to sun, they dried out and shrink
When exposed to sun
They became hardy and changed to reddish-orange in color, but after heavy rains, they turned back to their gelatinous appearance again.
Location: Toril/ Habitat: Dead woods/ Phylum: Basidiomycota/ Order: Dacrymycetales/ Family: Dacrymycetaceae/ Species: Dacryopinax sp. ~spathularia
This furled frond of a young fern had a gelatinous substance covering the entire rachis or the midrib of frond.
Some parts of it were insects trapped in the slime. It made me think that the mucous covering will served as its protection from the insects that feed on its sap.
And maybe, these ferns were sharing the same habitat together with insects that feed on young ferns. Well, just a thought.
Location: Buda/ Habitat: Forest/ Division: Pteridophyta
This polydesmid millipede was burrowing its way through the space between the ground and the log.
Body segments of Orthomorpha
It has two pairs of legs per body segment. The legs are banded with color brown, white and orange with a brightly colored rustic brown to yellow paranota. It can also crawl upside down.
Orthomorpha dorsal view
Location: Buda/ Class: Diplopoda/ Order: Polydesmida/ Species: Orthomorpha sp.
The shell was empty when I found this in the forest and I don’t know the name of the snail. Its color was interesting and new to me so I snapped a picture of it before I went on.
Location: Buda/ Phylum: Mollusca/ Class: Gastropoda
Close-up view of Xylaria, ascomycetous fungi.
A fungi with twisted branching fruiting bodies, color black at the base and powdered grayish-white color towards the middle going to the top. It looks like a burnt twig covered with ash powder on its body. If you look closely, you can see powdered substance spreading out at its base.
Dr. Medina, examining fungus.
We found this fungus growing on a rotten wood covered with mosses and leaf litters.
Location: Buda/ Phylum: Ascomycota/ Species: Xylaria sp.
Found in a rotten wood growing through the mosses. These fungi were small and erect. Appeared in masses and noticeable because of their contrasting black and white color.
The color of the base is black, powdery gray towards the middle and color white at the tip.
The fruiting bodies of this batch were not branching out, with single spike only.
Location: Buda/ Division: Ascomycota/ Family: Xylariaceae/ Species: Xylaria sp.