First, let me start with this wonderful incident. Little Tammy came into the Insectarium, and promptly, this butterfly landed on her finger, sending her into squeals of delight:
Here she is, with the St Louis Zoo volunteer behind her:
There is a big difference between these pics and the last lot of pics that I had posted...those were with KM's Canon 20D; these are with my Canon S3. Comments welcome, please!
Another view of the Paper Kite on Ixora flowers
A lovely butterfly with "scalloped" edges for wings, sitting on the lantana flowers which are such a weed in Bangalore: (I think it's the Indian Fritillary)
Here's what I think is the Great Eggfly:
This one I included as it looks so "butterfly-ey" but it's the dried seeds on a bush:
A bronze-black b'fly that I can't remember the id of:
And one of this butterfly near the Hibiscus flowers:
I would call this one the tiger, with the colour and the stripes, so of course, that is NOT what it would be called:
I think this is the Common Monarch:
This one I remember, it's the Zebra Longwing:
This one is also orange and has four rings, wonder what it's called...Peacock Pansy?
Here's an old butterfly (has been in many battles and has half his wings torn off...it's a miracle that he is still able to fly around!....it's sitting on the Plumbago flower.
And here's an Atlas Moth, one of the largest I have seen...
Another bright copper-sulphate fronted b'fly, would like an id:
I would call this a six-ring, of course, I would be wrong....
And now for some flowers:
Those were yellow; here's a regular red one,with the plumbago flowers in the background:
Here's the sun shining through a lovely pinkish one:
Some un id wildflower with a lovely pink complex inflorescence:
You can see the Ixora flowers that the Paper Kite above is sitting on..
And here's an un id purple lily-like flower:
And some wildflower outside, flowering on the sere winter branches:
Here's another flower that I call the Mango-and-Vanilla flower:
I am closing with this ornamental plant that looks like a flower itself:
More pics later...! But meanwhile, here's a lovely tale about butterflies, from <LJ user="madrasi_in_mo"... http://madrasi-in-mo.livejournal.com/244609.html