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Butterflies Flutter By....

On both my visit to Bannerghatta, and to Turahalli, Galibore, and Ramnagara, I noticed a wide variety of butterflies flitting along in their various colours. Of course, the time of day (mid-morning) was not ideal to photograph them, as that is their nectar-gathering time and so they were most restless, and would hardly settle for more than a second or two anywhere.

So of course it was the butterflies' fault that I got mediocre pictures....having allocated the blame correctly, here they are:


The

BLUE PANSY



blue pansy turahalli 241009




GLASSY TIGER


glassy tiger 241009

wet-season form of the COMMON CERULEAN


common cerulean 231009

BARONET




baronet turahlli 241009


the PEACOCK PANSY


peacock pansy 301009



NIGGER or SMOOTH-EYED BUSH BROWN


nigger 241009


COMMON SAILER


common sailer 231009


YELLOW PANSY



yellow pansy 231009

COMMON GRASS YELLOW


common grass yellow backlit 231009


COMMON ROSE

actually, this could also be a COMMON MORMON, see below:



common rose female?


COMMON LEOPARD


common leopard 231009



COMMON PIERROT

common pierrot galibore 231009




COMMON MORMON

(see the people who helped me out with the id's, right at the end)


common crow galibore 241009


PSYCHE


psyche 241009 galibore


TAWNY COSTER



tawny coster 241009 galibore

the

LIME

mud-puddling:


mud puddling 241009

PLAIN TIGER


plain tiger bg 231009


I enjoyed seeing the way this


COMMON FIVERING

was camouflaged:


butterfly camouflage bg 231009


The
:
CRIMSON ROSE

in Shreeram's words, "looks like old-age has taken off the sheen"...alas, alas, those words could apply very well to ME!! :)


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the

RICE SWIFT


rice swift 231009 bg





Let me end with this beautiful


BLUE-WINGED WASP


blue-winged wasp 241009


This post is dedicated to


Karthik

who is an authority on butterflies!

Update:

My NTP friends, Vikram Hiresavi, M V Shreeram, adarshraju ,Vineet, and Uma
have all, as usual, taken the trouble to help me out with the ids. :) Thank you!
Tags: bangalore, butterflies, insects, karnataka, karthik, nature, photography, wildlife
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