Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Kiasu fun !

My family went to the National Science Centre and among the dinosaurs and science information, there is a small butterfly garden, which is a nice surprise. Took some pictures and learn some interesting facts. Finally I get to join in the kiasu gang, (Hi, One!) , thought I missed the boat, and happy to see another kiasu post at Onenezz!

Pretty butterfly.

The eggs

The caterpillar or larva, feeding and growing stage

The chrysalis (pupa), the stage where the caterpillar tissues are broken down and the adult structures are formed. 

These are empty, the butterflies have flown away.

Beautiful colour of gold, but surprisingly, the butterflies from these pupa are blue, as I was told.

The different colours, shapes and sizes of the pupas.

The small cage where they keep the pupas. Looks like earrings for sale from afar!

This photo was taken from the butterfly garden, under the leaf of a plant, looks very familiar.....

This photo was taken from my garden, I did a post on it on May 14th, Strange Creature . Now the mystery is solved, I think that this is the pupa of a butterfly. I saw it crawled itself up on the leaf of my yam plant and finally settled itself upside down under the leaf.  The beauty of nature!

More butterflies pictures coming up in next post!  Being kiasu once, is not enough!  :)


  1. I have been to this place many times with my kids but have never knew that there is a butterfly farm. Is it new?

    The gold pupa is unique. Looks like they were dipped in gold. I'll put a link to your blog to expose your kiasuness in a while.

  2. Gosh gold pupa - that has to win a prize surely?

  3. What a wonderful discovery on the pupa. And yes those pupas look like earings haha... you are right! Good shot of that pretty butterfly. Have a wonderful week :-D

  4. WOnderful findings! I have been to the park too but never really see around for learning..hahhahaa... you old the caterpillar on your hand? Wow!

  5. Your pictures are wonderful!! Golden pupas? Most beautiful I have ever seen!!

  6. Must be a fun trip for your children. Wah if golden pupas perhaps will be welcome in my garden.

  7. The chrysalis are beautiful! I wish I could identify which chrysalis belong to which butterfly. Very cool that you got to see yours emerge.

  8. Hi, my first time here, as directed by One for the Kiasu. I am also a kiasu joiner you should have seen the progress of our postings with one from the start, haha! But your photos are very beautiful, I've seen so many of them too but didn't get much pupa photos. I think that last one is not a pupa but a cage for an insect which is larva-like, pupa's shell is a part of its body till the adult emerge.

  9. Hello Mdm Kiasu, haha. I always wanted to post some insect pics too, but my camera can't do the job :( Hope you and your family enjoyed the trip. Oh i love the earrings pic, ha.

  10. I havent seen pupas in my garden yet or maybe I dont really look closely..though have seen plenty of caterpillars on my limau kasturi! Thanks for sharing your trip there with us!

  11. WOW...this is totally amazing. Gotta show my boys!