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Some butterflies in Assam....

When we went to Gibbon Wildlife Sanctuary, on the last day of our (well, Gopal and I....Vinay and Yash are still not back!) trip to Assam, butterflies were certainly not on my mind. I wanted Gopal to see the Hoolock Gibbons, and perhaps some of the other macaques.

When, after a long time we did get to see the Gibbons, we watched a family of three for a while, when we were told that a group of Black-capped Langurs were in the trees near the front office, and so off we went there, along the Guwahati-Tinsukia railway tracks!

After watching the Langurs for a while, we suddenly heard the hooting of the Gibbons again, and off went Gopal quickly. I followed a little more sedately, because I was not sure I would be able to see the animals in the foliage...and because some creatures of the air and sunshine had caught my eye.

Many of them were "lifers" (first-time sightings) for me...here are a few, that I managed to click...


The

COMMON MAP:

common map b'fly 040411 gibbon



This one is the

COLOUR SERGEANT (female)

colour sergeant female 040411 gibbon

Here's the

CLEAR SAILOR

(I can recognize a Sailor, but whether it's Clear or Opaque is beyond me!)


clear sailor 040411 gibbon

The

BLUE TIGER

(this is one I've seen in Bangalore)

blue tiger 040411 gbn


I couldn't get a match for this one at all, and

Karthik

took quite a lot of trouble to correctly id it for me....here's the


GREAT ARCHDUKE:



great archduke 040411 gibbon


The

FLUFFY TIT

was a butterfly I'd seen before in Debang, Arunachal Pradesh:

fluffy tit 040411 gibbon







One of the most beautiful was this


LEOPARD LACEWING:


leopard lacewing 040411 gbn


Thanks to Rohit Girotra and Karthik for help with the id's...without them, most of these photos would probably not have titles at all!
Tags: butterflies, ntp, photography, travel, wildlife
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