A Long Decade’s Flight


A Tawny Coster (Acraea violae) feeds on a flower. Its bright orange-and-black is tiger-like, though, of course, another section of butterflies altogether has been given that name. Previously a migrant in Singapore, since then it has established on the island, becoming increasingly common in urban areas and wastelands. This year marks its decade of residence, the culmination of thirty years’ moving down from India to Myanmar to Thailand – what a journey.

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