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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....


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 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


photo no. 8744

un id droopy b'fly VS 151108

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


no. 9010


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...


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

Tags: bangalore, bannerghatta, birding, butterflies, photography, school, weekend, wildlife

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