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:
The butterflies were everywhere, and I gave in to the temptation of looking at them and snapping (cameraically) at them....
The COMMON PIERROT
This little one is the PSYCHE:
This one, Karthik confirmed my id of PALE GRASS BLUE:
This colourful one is the BLUE PANSY:
Here's what Aditya says is the male BLUE MORMON:
The MOTTLED EMIGRANT (where is it emigrating, I wonder?)
And now follows the list of X-rated (unknown,you dirty-minded lot!) flutterby's.
photo no. 8869
photo no. 8744
no. 8786, a TAWNY COASTER (thank you Aditya Kamath-of-NTP!)
no. 8793 (could it be a ZEBRA BLUE?)
I loved this ant on the Calatropis flowers:
no. 9041 is also a PEACOCK PANSY, according to Aditya...
no.9044, a PIONEER, according to Aditya
no.9051,which is a 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....