Thursday, January 16, 2014

Butterflies Part VI

All the other buttering posts here.

Apologies on not been able to continue the series on butterflies, will make an attempt henceforth to keep them coming...


This is a small attempt to lure people towards the fascinating world of butterflies.

Sahyadri Cruiser butterfly
The Cruiser (Vindula erota saloma) is a species of nymphalid butterfly found in South Asia. It appears in dry season as well as wet season forms, both distinct in nature. 3 subspecies are recorded from India specifically.




Common Rose Mormon butterfly
Apologies! The below is a Common Mormon butterfly and not Common Rose as described earlier. The Common Mormon mimics the Common Rose and that led to a confused Id'ing by me. It was of great help when Issac Kehmikar sir (the butterfly man himself) commented on the same. I stand corrected!

Please Identify the above butterfly as Common Mormon.


Dark Wanderer butterfly
The Dark Wanderer (Pareronia ceylanica) is a medium sized butterfly of the Family Pieridae, that is, the Yellows and Whites, which is found in South and South-east Asia.




Southern Birdwing butterfly
The Southern Birdwing (Troides minos) is a large and striking Swallowtail butterfly endemic to Peninsular India found only in the Western Ghats. With a wingspan of 140–190 mm, it is the largest butterfly found in India. Found up to 3000 feet in the Western Ghats. Found in diverse habitats from low-land evergreen forests near the coast to mixed deciduous forests, dry scrub and agricultural fields.






Wait for more fascinating ones :)
I refer http://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/ and Wikipedia for information about the butterflies.
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