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The Butterflies (and Two Ants) Over the Weekend...

It's amazing that just when I feel I am not totally ignorant about birds, I start noticing butterflies, and am back to square zero with ids....

I am posting all the photos I have, good, bad (they can't be ugly because they are butterflies!)....and where I have blanks, could you please help out with the ids and be good friends?


Let me start with the known ones like the PEACOCK PANSY:


161108 ragihalli peacock pansy




The butterflies were everywhere, and I gave in to the temptation of looking at them and snapping (cameraically) at them....

The COMMON PIERROT


common pierrot


This little one is the PSYCHE:

psyche 151108


This one, Karthik confirmed my id of PALE GRASS BLUE:



pale grass blue ragihalli 161108

This colourful one is the BLUE PANSY:


Blue Pansy 161108

Here's what Aditya says is the male BLUE MORMON:


common crow


The CERULEAN:


cerulean


The MOTTLED EMIGRANT (where is it emigrating, I wonder?)


Mottled Emigrant


And now follows the list of X-rated (unknown,you dirty-minded lot!) flutterby's.

photo no. 8869


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photo no. 8744

un id droopy b'fly VS 151108

no. 8786, a TAWNY COASTER (thank you Aditya Kamath-of-NTP!)



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no. 9010

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no. 8793 (could it be a ZEBRA BLUE?)



161108 un id b'fly


I loved this ant on the Calatropis flowers:


ant on calatropis 161108




no. 9041 is also a PEACOCK PANSY, according to Aditya...


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no.9044, a PIONEER, according to Aditya

orange-white black b'fly

no.9051,which is a COMMON LEOPARD:

common leopard


I think that I shall never be
An authority on a butterflea...
What? It's called a butterfly?
Oh, I'll tell you why
I call it that..because I flee
When yet another new one I see!

When I saw this image on my laptop, I *did* try to brush off the ant. So I am very impressed with myself (not for being so dumb but for taking such a snap)..I hope it displays as well on this monitor of yours....


ant on morning glory VS 151108



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