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Buttering, Arikere Reserve Forest, Sunday, 091114

Though highly jet-lagged, I decided not to miss the buttering outing, and joined Rohit Girotra and the buttering gang at Adigas; after breakfast, we went to the Reserve Forest. Here are some of the interesting things I captured on camera:

Plain Tiger caterpillars:

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Plain Tiger:

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Common Grass Yellow:

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Blue:

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Lemon Emigrant:

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Common Cerulean


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Blue Tiger:

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Chocolate Pansy on Silver Oak flower:

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Common Pierrot:

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Common Leopard:

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Sunbeam and Spider:

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This regnant Praying Mantis would soon be laying her eggs:

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Here,for comparision is a non-pregnant Mantis:

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Leaf-footed Bug:

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Wingless grasshopper:

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Unknown insect:

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Plant hopper:

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Bug and Praying Mantis:

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Spider with prey:


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Millipedes on fecal material. Droppings, dung, or scat (or call it shit) is a nutrient in Nature, and never wasted!

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And here are the mammals...

In the fastest-growing grass:

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In the nursery area:

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Photographing the Skipper:

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We are all prone to photography:

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On the buttering trail:

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I liked the lovely colours of the "4 o'clock flower", called, in Tamizh,"anthi manthArai" (Mirabilis jalapa)

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Priya pointed out a puffball Mushroom:

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Termite nests, extend to quite a depth below the ground as well as quite a height above it...and the temperature remains regulated throughout, in all seasons. Here, one can see the wall perforations for temperature control:

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I was very tired within a short span of time, and Madhu kindly dropped me back to the bus stop. I came home and fell into a deep sleep, but I enjoyed my morning very much!
Tags: butterflies, flowers, forest, insects, j p nagar, nature, photography, plants, wildlife
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